Percival Gull. Specifications. A photo.
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Percival Gull. Specifications. A photo.

Percival Gull. Specifications. A photo.

Percival Gull - Lightweight single-engine monoplane in the British production of manufactured 30-x. the last century the company «Percival Aircraft Company».

Photo Percival Gull

Despite the fact that the plane Percival Gull was supposed to create suitable for use in military aircraft, it is the most widely used aircraft has yet precisely in civil aviation, which were used mainly by private owners for their own purposes and needs.

The first attempts to develop a light aircraft model Percival Gull began in 1929 year, thus, the design and appearance of the aircraft remained virtually unchanged, reaching from the very beginning of the design work to the launch of the series production, which however, he remained not so and for a long time.

Percival Gull photo

The Percival Gull aircraft differs not only in good enough design, but also in a comfortable interior, which in turn allows even long flights to be carried out, and for this aircraft the maximum distance is 1126 kilometers. In the cockpit of the aircraft can accommodate up to 3 people - two passengers and a pilot, however, the aircraft was practically not used in commercial air transportation, which, according to experts, was the reason for the rapid completion of production of this model. Among other things, the aircraft is also suitable for transporting 399 kilogram of payload, however, in this case, the volume of transported cargo should not exceed the available free volume in the cockpit of the aircraft.

Percival Gull (muzeysny exhibit)

The power plant Percival Gull consists of a single piston-type aircraft engine Cirrus Hermes IV, which is capable of developing thrust in 130 hp, which fully satisfies the conditions of operation of this aircraft. Depending on the aircraft version, another power plant can be used here, which accordingly has an impact on the basic performance of the aircraft.

Apart from the main production version, the British aeronautical engineer also presented a slightly modified version of the model aircraft:

  • Percival D.1 Gull Mk1 - prototype;
  • Percival D.2 Gull Four Mk2 - The first production version of the airplane;
  • Percival D.2 Gull Four Mk2A - Improved modification, equipped with a Napier Javelin III engine in 160 hp;
  • Percival D.2 Gull Four Mk2B - Equipped with an improved version of the engine de Havilland Gipsy Major 130 hp .;
  • Percival D.2 Gull Four Mk3 - A modified version of the aircraft with improved interior and some minor technical change;
  • Percival D.3 Gull Six - Special modified version, equipped with an engine de Havilland Gipsy Six capacity 200 hp

Today we know of the existence of 5 airplanes of this model, while for the period of 1932 1938 48 units were built.

Specifications Percival Gull.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 2 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,54 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,02 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,25 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 531 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 399 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 930 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 201 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 233 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1126 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4880 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Cirrus Hermes IV (depending on version);
  • Power: 130 hp (Depending on version).

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