Armstrong-Whitworth FK8

The Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 was a two-seater, general-purpose, biplane utilised for operational purposes by the squadron from October 1916 to 26th June 1919

FK8webprofile

Armstrong Whitworth FK8 Profile Malcolm Barrass

Crew / Crew Positions

The Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 had a two-man crew which comprised:

  • a pilot
  • an observer (some trained as air gunners / wireless operators)
AWFK8 Cockpit [Source White Family]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 Cockpit [Source White Family]

Equipment

It was armed with:

  • 1 x fixed, forward firing, .303 Vickers machine gun
  • 1 x flexibly mounted Lewis gun

Double Lewis Gun [Source: White Family]

It was capable of carrying bombs, of various sizes, in racks fitted beneath the wings and/or fuselage

20lb Cooper Bomb

Other equipment that could be carried included:

  • Klaxon
  • Wireless Telegraphy Equipment
  • Camera
  • Launching Tube

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

[Courtesy of Jill Alexander]

The following shows the serial numbers of the aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period they were on charge (where known)

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
A268304/01/191711/04/1917
A268410/10/191610/11/1916
A268516/11/191628/06/1917
A268610/10/1916
A268710/10/191622/12/1916
A268827/11/191625/06/1917
A268922/11/191628/12/1916
A269013/11/191620/07/1917
A269122/11/1916
A269213/11/191601/09/1917
A269330/11/191607/06/1917
A269415/11/191625/04/1917
A269704/12/191613/01/1917
A269828/11/191612/12/1916
A269904/01/191711/05/1917
A270001/12/191622/12/1917
A270104/01/191714/11/1917
A270226/11/191604/04/1917
A270304/01/191724/11/1917
A270412/01/191728/09/1917
A270610/01/191714/09/1917
A270710/01/191709/09/1917
A270810/01/191727/01/1918
A270914/02/191723/04/1917
A271010/01/1917
A271215/01/1917
A271320/03/191722/10/1917
A271503/06/191727/06/1917
A271631/03/191705/06/1917
A271711/05/191713/12/1917
A271825/04/191724/11/1917
A271924/04/191717/09/1917
A272128/06/191713/12/1917
A273104/12/191617/03/1917
A998713/09/191710/10/1917
A998912/04/191702/08/1917
B20108/06/191716/03/1918
B20805/09/191719/11/1917
B22631/07/191727/08/1917
B24224/06/191729/09/1917
B251
B25509/07/191702/10/1917
B25624/06/191731/01/1918
B28321/08/191712/01/1918
B30715/09/191722/12/1917
B32702/09/191723/03/1918
B330502/12/191720/02/1918
B331113/01/191821/03/1918
B331315/12/191721/01/1918
B332118/03/191828/03/1918
B336917/02/191823/03/1918
B338024/03/191801/04/1918
B338406/05/191804/08/1918
B339029/03/191812/06/1918
B414723/08/191821/10/1918
B414813/07/191801/10/1918
B415019/07/191811/08/1918
B417419/07/191803/09/1918
B417905/09/191809/09/1918
B418710/08/191814/08/1918
B576726/09/191725/11/1917
B576927/09/191722/05/1918
B577507/10/191728/02/1918
B577719/11/191701/12/1917
B577818/10/191701/12/1917
B578120/11/191702/04/1918
B578901/10/191729/04/1918
B582523/11/191717/03/1918
B582812/12/191715/04/1918
B583405/12/191703/04/1918
C353226/11/191730/03/1918
C353412/12/191724/03/1918
C353528/11/191722/05/1918
C354603/12/191712/03/1918
C354922/01/191824/03/1918
C356428/01/191819/02/1918
C357822/03/191828/03/1918
C359316/08/191830/09/1918
C361125/05/191817/07/1918
C362925/03/191811/04/1918
C363103/03/191823/03/1918
C363725/07/191817/10/1918
C364207/03/1918
C364924/03/1918
C365623/03/191824/03/1918
C365823/03/1918
C368225/03/191803/04/1918
C370307/04/191821/05/1918
C370413/04/191822/08/1918
C5439
C840605/07/191807/10/1918
C843321/02/191824/03/1918
C843921/02/191826/04/1918
C844005/03/191825/03/1918
C844625/03/191823/05/1918
C844715/06/191813/07/1918
C844927/04/191818/05/1918
C845025/03/191828/03/1918
C845404/06/191809/08/1918
C845723/03/191805/04/1918
C846130/06/191823/08/1918
C848229/03/191831/03/1918
C848823/04/191809/08/1918
C849026/03/191827/03/1918
C850229/03/191801/04/1918
C850326/03/191825/04/1918
C852030/03/191811/04/1918
C852521/05/191829/05/1918
C852801/04/191810/04/1918
C853211/04/191812/07/1918
C854303/04/191824/04/1918
C854519/05/191816/06/1918
C854703/04/191807/08/1918
C855207/04/191825/04/1918
C855706/05/191817/05/1918
C855822/05/191825/06/1918
C856213/04/191804/05/1918
C857222/01/1919
C857906/06/191825/07/1918
C858006/05/191819/07/1918
C858523/01/191923/01/1919
C858827/04/191827/05/1918
C858925/04/191804/05/1918
C859101/05/191820/05/1918
C859225/01/1919
C859306/05/191811/08/1918
C860917/05/191820/08/1918
C862821/05/191823/05/1918
C863225/01/1919
C863911/06/191805/07/1918
C864423/05/191825/08/1918
D500722/05/1918
D501130/03/191810/04/1918
D501603/04/191805/05/1918
D501803/04/191805/06/1918
D502303/04/191807/04/1918
D503107/04/191829/06/1918
D505028/05/191810/06/1918
D505129/05/191803/07/1918
D508008/10/1918
D508325/06/191808/10/1918
D510529/05/191817/08/1918
D510929/06/191828/08/1918
D512020/07/191808/08/1918
D513415/08/191803/09/1918
D513525/01/1919
D513908/08/191801/12/1918
D514123/01/1919
D514503/09/1918
D514629/08/191816/09/1918
D515025/01/1919
D515413/07/191829/08/1918
D515707/08/191814/10/1918
D517225/01/1919
D518609/08/191808/09/1918
D519721/01/1919
E882227/08/191816/09/1918
E882522/08/191810/11/1918
E882625/08/191808/09/1918
E883803/09/191830/10/1918
F347208/08/191809/08/1918
F347409/08/191814/11/1918
F347510/08/191804/10/1918
F348804/10/1918
F4262
F4265
F426614/08/191816/08/1918
F613723/09/191805/10/1918
F615905/10/191824/11/1918
F616222/10/1918
F623
F62817/10/1918
F635
F636
F637
F64401/12/1918
F7357
F7372
F737421/08/191825/08/1918
F7382
F738323/08/191804/10/1918
F7384
F7386
F738919/09/191818/11/1918
F739310/09/191824/09/1918
F739510/09/191818/09/1918
F7399
F740113/09/191831/10/1918
F740215/09/191824/11/1918
F740417/09/191816/10/1918
F740505/10/1918
F7406
F7408
F7409
F7411
F741805/10/191821/10/1918
F742004/10/191828/10/1918
F7421
F742316/02/1919
F7426
F742917/10/191815/11/1918
F743209/11/1918
F7436
F7439
F744129/10/1918
F744517/09/1918
F744613/09/191823/09/1918
F745822/10/1918
F745909/02/1919
F746009/11/1918
F748225/10/191822/11/1918
F748318/11/1918
F748822/10/1918
F749122/10/1918
F7494
F749530/10/1918
F7519
F752917/10/191826/10/1918
F7537
H442522/11/1918
H445029/10/191823/11/1918
H4453
H4463
H446423/11/191816/02/1919
H446910/11/1918
H4472
H447923/11/1918
H7156

Aircraft Losses and Incidents were as follows:

1916

1917

1918

1919