The Shapley Kittiwake is a 1930s British two-seat gull wing monoplane designed and built by Errol Spencer Shapley at Torquay, Devon.
|Role||Two-seat gull wing monoplane|
|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer||Shapley Aircraft Limited|
|Designer||Errol Spencer Shapley|
The Kittiwake was a monoplane with a gull wing and a fixed landing gear. The first aircraft, a Mark 1 registered G-AEZN, with a single-seat open cockpit was powered by a 50 hp (37 kW) Continental A50 piston engine and first flown at Roborough in June 1937, but was damaged in a crash landing later that year. The second aircraft, a Mark 2 registered G-AFRP, was a larger two-seat cabin monoplane powered by a 90 hp (67 kW) Pobjoy Niagara III engine and first flown at Roborough in 1938.
Specifications (Mark 2)
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 1
- Length: 20 ft 10 in (6.35 m)
- Wingspan: 32 ft 0 in (9.76 m)
- Empty weight: 901 lb (409 kg)
- Gross weight: 1600 lb (726 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Pobjoy Niagara III, 90 hp (67 kW)
- Cruise speed: 110 mph (176 km/h)
- "Shapley". Flight. 24 March 1938. p. 282.
- UK Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft Register G-AEZN
- Ord-Hume 1976, p. 684.
- UK Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft Register G-AFRP
- Jackson 1974, p. 296