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Role two-seat air observation post
Manufacturer General Aircraft Ltd
First flight 1940
Retired 1942
Status written off
Number built 1

The General Aircraft GAL.47 was a 1940s British single-engined twin-boom Air Observation Post aircraft, built by General Aircraft Limited at London Air Park, Hanworth.

Design and development

The GAL.47 was a private-venture design of air observation post (AOP) aircraft. The Fane F.1/40 was the only other competing design. The GAL.47 was a twin-boom configuration with a pusher airscrew. One example was built (test registration T-0224) in 1940 at London Air Park, Hanworth. It was destroyed on 2 April 1942.[1]


Data from Jackson (1974)[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 25 ft 9 in (7.85 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,615 lb (733 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Blackburn Cirrus Minor 4-cyl. inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 90 hp (67 kW) each


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jackson (1974)


  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10014-X. 

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