Boulton & Paul P.27

The Boulton & Paul P.27 was a further development in the company's family of twin engined bombers, and although it didn’t get built itself, it did play a part in the development of the P.29 Sidestrand.

The P.7 Bourges was a twin engined fighter bomber of 1918, which outperformed its rivals at the time, but that was still at the prototype stage when the First World War ended and aircraft production was dramatically scaled down. It was followed by a single P.15 Bolton, the first all-metal aircraft to be delivered to the RAF, but otherwise similar to the P.7. Next came the P.25 Bugle of the mid 1920s, which largely used the same steel construction as the P.15, but with some light alloys added to the mix. Seven Bugles were built, with a mix of Bristol Jupiter and Napier Lion engines.

The P.27 was a design for an improved version of the Bugle that would have used Napier Lion engines. No prototypes were built, but it did help lead to the P.29 Sidestrand, the first Boulton & Paul design to enter production.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 July 2016), Boulton & Paul P.27 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_boulton_paul_P27.html

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