Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador. Specifications. A photo.
Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador. Specifications. A photo.

Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador. Specifications. A photo.


Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador - British Multipurpose Utility airliner designed in the year 1947 «Airspeed Limited» Aircraft Company.


Photo Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador


Multiple aircraft Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador was created by British design engineers during the time of the Second World War, at the same time a new project is considered by «Airspeed Limited» Aircraft Company as a multipurpose aircraft capable to find the active application in the civil aviation sector, and in the military sphere.

British multi-purpose aircraft Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador is perfectly located for transport to its occupants, and for the transportation of goods, and, in this regard, the plane was used for almost 25 years, indicating that the apparent prospects created by the project.


Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador photo


With a relatively short range of air travel, the Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador model aircraft was perfect for carrying out passenger and cargo transportation throughout almost the entire territory of Western Europe - the maximum flight range of this aircraft is limited to a distance of 1160 kilometers, while experts did not exclude the possibility that with the installation of less efficient engines, the aircraft could perform flights at distances of up to 1,5 thousand kilometers, however, in this case, the carrying capacity and movement speed would significantly decrease, which was unacceptable.

The first flight cargo-passenger multi-purpose aircraft took place in the year 1947, in this case, the plane was able to successfully pass all the required tests, and therefore the mass production of these aircraft has been established in six months, which lasted for several years. Over the entire period of release, the British aircraft manufacturers 23 aircraft was built, however, to date, the operation of these aircraft is officially terminated, and therefore, most of the aircraft has come down to the present time is in museums.


Aircraft Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador


Depending on the layout of the cabin of the aircraft on board can accommodate up to 47 passengers, while requires a crew consisting of three persons to control the aircraft. If necessary, on your board model airplane Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador may also carry and transport 5,5 tons of payload, however, due to lack of cargo door, there are some limitations in size.

Aircraft Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador is equipped with two radial piston aircraft engines brands Bristol Centaurus, each of which is capable of traction in 2600 hp, which allows airliner accelerate to its maximum speed of flight in 435 km \ h. The power plant is very expensive and is quite expensive in terms of maintenance, in addition, the amount of fuel consumed much large.


Specifications Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador.


  • Crew: 3 person;
  • Passenger: 47 people;
  • aircraft Length: 24,7 m .;
  • Wingspan: 35,06 m .;
  • Plane Height: 5,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 16230 kg .;
  • Payload: 5500 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 23800 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 400 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 435 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1160 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Bristol Centaurus;
  • Power: 2 x 2600 hp


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