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The Martinsyde G.100 "Elephant" and the G.102 were British fighter bomber aircraft of the First World War built by Martinsyde .
It gained the name "Elephant" from its relatively large size and lack of manoeuvrability. The G.102 differed from the G.100 only in having a more powerful engine.
The G100 was built originally as a long range, single-seat fighter and escort machine but on the basis of its size and weight was reclassified as a day bomber. It successfully performed this role from the summer of 1916 through to the closing weeks of 1917. It was also used for long-range photo reconnaissance, where stability and endurance were required (the type was capable of a five and a half hour flight) .
- Martinsyde G.100 : Single-seat fighter-scout, bomber and reconnaissance biplane, powered by a 120-hp (89-kW) Beardmore piston engine. 100 built.
- Martinsyde G.102 : Single-seat fighter-scout, bomber and reconnaissance biplane, powered by a 160-hp (119-kW) Beardmore piston engine. 171 built.
- RG : Single-seat fighter biplane. One prototype only.
- United Kingdom
Data from The British Fighter since 1912
- Crew: One, pilot
- Length: 26 ft 6 in (8.07 m)
- Wingspan: 38 ft 0 in (11.59 m)
- Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
- Wing area: 410 ft² (38.1 m²)
- Empty weight: 1,795 lb (816 kg)
- Loaded weight: 2,424 lb (1,102 kg)
- Powerplant: 1× Beardmore straight 6-cylinder engine, 120 hp (90 kW)
- 1 × 0.303 in Lewis gun mounted above upper wing centre section
- 1 × Lewis gun mounted fixed aft of the cockpit pointing rearwards
- 260 lb (120 kg) bombload
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Published - July 2009