Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy. Specifications. A photo.
Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy. Specifications. A photo.

Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy. Specifications. A photo.


Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy - British transport aircraft developed by aircraft manufacturer «Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft» in 1958 year.


Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy photo


In the middle of 50-ies of the last century, the British carriers felt the urgent need for transport aircraft. Capable of carrying on its board a heavy and quite dimensional loads, however, most of the aircraft of this class was made by American aircraft manufacturers, with the high price and expensive maintenance led to very limited their use, and therefore, the management of the British aircraft company in 1955 year and began the beginning of work on the design of the aircraft model, Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy.

Design and appearance of the aircraft Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy developed quickly enough - a British aircraft manufacturer took only a few months for this project. Subsequently, based on the established design of the project has been created and the plane itself, turned out to be quite popular in the UK - for the entire release period of 74 aircraft of this model were built, which are still actively operated until the end of 70-ies of the last century.


Photo Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy


His first flight of the transport aircraft Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy has made in August 1958 years - the project was created in a pretty big hurry, however, test test aircraft have been more than successful, in connection with which the aircraft was soon sent into production.

Aircraft Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy has a sufficiently large size, however, is by no means makes it difficult to control, which is associated primarily with the original structure of the aircraft.

The aircraft model Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy can carry out transportation on its board until 15 tons of payload, which is very reasonable, especially if you take into account the period of the production and operation of the aircraft. The crew of the aircraft when it is made up of four people, which is caused by technical necessity, but, in fact, the management of the aircraft can perfectly handle and two people, which is quite often practiced carriers to reduce costs.


Helicopter Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy


Transport airplane Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy equipped with turboprop power plant, consisting of the four engines of the brand Rolls-Royce Dart Mk.526, allowing the aircraft to the general thrust 8080 hp, allowing to accelerate to maximum speed in 475 km \ h., and to overcome the distance in the range of up to 3220 kilometers, which is very effective.


Specifications Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy.


  • Crew: 4 person;
  • Passenger capacity: no.
  • aircraft Length: 26,44 m .;
  • Wingspan: 35,06 m .;
  • Plane Height: 8,23 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 20865 kg .;
  • Payload: 15000 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 39916 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 450 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 475 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3220 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 4 x Rolls-Royce Dart Mk.526;
  • Power: 4 x 2020 hp




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