Beagle B-121 Pup

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • TypeTwo, three and four place light aircraft
  • Powerplants100 - One 75kW (100hp) Rolls-Royce Continental O-200-A flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch propeller. 150 - One 110kW (150hp) Lycoming O-320-A2B flat four. 160 - One 120kW (160hp) Lycoming IO-320.
  • Performance100 - Max speed 204km/h (110kt), max cruising speed 190km/h (103kt), economical cruising speed 153km/h (83kt). Initial rate of climb 575tft/min. Range with no reserves 916km (495nm). 150 - Max speed 222km/h (120kt), max cruising speed 211km/h (114kt), economical cruising speed 175km/h (95kt). Initial rate of climb 800ft/min. Range with no reserves 708km (382nm), range with optional additional fuel and no reserves 1019km (550nm).
  • Weights100 - Empty 482kg (1063lb), max takeoff 725kg (1600lb). 150 - Empty 522kg (1151lb), max takeoff 873kg (1925lb).
  • Dimentions100 - Wing span 9.45m (31ft 0in), length 6.99m (22ft 11in), height 2.29m (7ft 6in). Wing area 11.2m2 (120sq ft). 150 - Same except length 7.06m (23ft 2in).
  • Capacity100 - Two side by side, plus two children behind. 150 - Three adults and one child.
  • Production173 Pups built, consisting of 66 Pup 100s, 98 Pup 150s, and 9 Pup 160s.

The Pup was one of two new planes to be delivered by the British Executive and General Aviation Ltd or Beagle organization, which was structured in October 1960 after the merger of Auster and Miles.

The Pup advanced from the Miles M-117 task, which was to have made far reaching utilization of plastics. A scope of (ordinary development) Pups was arranged, from a 75kw (100hp) two seat coach through to retractable undercarriage four seaters, a light twin and a completely aerobatic 155kw (210hp) military mentor, the Bull Pup. All would have emphasized metal development.

The Pup made its first flight on April 8 1967 and conveyances of the starting Pup 100 started after a year in April 1968. The Pup is one of the few light airplane to peculiarity control stays and not control segments.

Meanwhile Beagle had flown the first of the all the more compelling Pup 150s in October 1967. The 150 offered a 110kw (150hp) motor, as the assignment reflects, and seating for an additional grown-up.

An alternate all the more influential variation initially outlined because of an Iranian Civil Air Training Organization prerequisite was the Pup 160. The Pup 160 offered a 120kw (160hp) IO-320 Lycoming, yet just nine were fabricated.

Proceeding with budgetary challenges at long last constrained Beagle to close its entryways in January 1970 in the wake of building 152 Pups, notwithstanding holding requests for an extra 276. Therefore anticipates the stretched out Pup based family came to nothing. A further 21 close finish were thusly gathered.

The B-125 Bulldog military fundamental mentor advancement first flew in May 1969. Scottish Aviation (which assumed control over the outline after Beagle's breakdown) constructed 328 150kw (200hp) Lycoming IO-360 fueled Bulldogs for various aviation based armed forces, including Britain's Royal Air Force. Scottish Aviation got to be some piece of British Aerospace in the late 1970s.

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