Canadair North Star. Technical specifications. A photo.
Canadair North Star. Technical specifications. A photo.

Canadair North Star. Technical specifications. A photo.

Canadair North Star - four-engine turboprop Canadian multi-purpose cargo and passenger airliner manufactured by «Canadair» in the period of 1946 1950 year.

Aircraft Canadair North Star

Aircraft Canadair North Star is a revised and improved version of the American multi-purpose aircraft Douglas DC-4, at the same time, experts note that outdated piston aircraft engines used on this model earlier, were replaced, which in turn became the main factor of why the flight performance of the aircraft greatly improved.

In contrast to the model, the design of which was created by the plane, model Canadair North Star is not operated as a military aircraft, and its main purpose was to provide Canadian air carriers operating in the country, although later, these aircraft were also sold and a number of other Countries operators.

The restored model Canadair North Star for Canadian Aviation Museum (Ottawa)

Depending on the cabin configuration, on board the Canadair North Star aircraft, it can accommodate up to 62 passengers in the economy class layout, 52 passengers in the 1 class layout, or an equivalent amount of cargo, the weight of which is about 11500 kg. Due to the maximum flight range that makes up 6121 kilometers (maximum flight distance), the aircraft was a very effective tool for all civil aviation in Canada, and despite the fact that in the 1975 year, it was decided to abandon the operation of this airliner. Canadair North Star continues to be used, in particular, two aircraft are in Mexico (according to the 2013 year).

The Canadair North Star aircraft is powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlin 622 turboprop aircraft engines, each capable of developing power in 1760 hp, which in turn ensures a flight speed of the order of 568 km / h. (maximum flight speed of the aircraft). In addition, thanks to the powerful turboprop aircraft engines, the aircraft is able to freely cover distances over 6 thousands of kilometers, however, there is a small nuance in this, consisting in a large amount of fuel consumed, which was one of the reasons for taking this model out of service.

For the entire production cycle, Canadian aircraft manufacturers built an 71 aircraft of this model, most of which are currently written off, some are in museums, and only a few one or two aircraft are in operation.

Specifications Canadair North Star.

  • Crew: 7 people;
  • Passenger capacity: 52 people (depending on the configuration of interior);
  • aircraft Length: 28,9 m .;
  • Wingspan: 35,82 m .;
  • Plane Height: 8,38 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 19731 kg .;
  • Payload: 13381 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 33112 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 523 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 568 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 6212 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10970 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce Merlin 622;
  • Power: 4 × 1760 hp

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