Handley Page HPR7 Herald. Specifications. A photo.
Handley Page HPR7 Herald. Specifications. A photo.

Handley Page HPR7 Herald. Specifications. A photo.


Handley Page HPR7 Herald - British turboprop regional airliner developed in 1955, the aircraft manufacturer «Handley Page».


Handley Page HPR7 Herald a photo


Turboprop aircraft Handley Page HPR7 Herald became a British aeronautical engineer designed in the early 50-ies of the last century. The new aircraft was to replace the aircraft of foreign manufacture, and, thanks to the proposed ideas, the plane was not only promising in terms of its flight-technical properties, but also in terms of cost indicators, however, the aircraft was positioned exclusively as a regional aircraft, which It had some influence on the popularity of the current model.

In addition to transport on its occupants, the aircraft Handley Page HPR7 Herald could also be involved, and for the transportation of goods, which is why his release was carried out in two basic versions - as a passenger and a cargo, and, both versions use the same popularity.

In terms of its reliability plane Handley Page HPR7 Herald has also proved to be very effective, in particular, the aircraft could, even in the event of failure of one of the turboprops still fly about two hundred kilometers, with absolutely safe for people and goods.

Its first flight, the Handley Page HPR7 Herald, produced 1955 in August, however, the test tests were failed - the fault was caused by the design defects of the fuselage and the problems with the control of this aircraft, however, at the end of 1958 the aircraft was still able to meet the requirements Safety of its operation, in view of which, soon the project was sent to mass production. The release of the Handley Page HPR7 Herald aircraft continued during the period from 1959 to 1968 year, and during this period, the British aircraft builders built 48 aircraft, of which, to date, only a few have survived - their operation has been discontinued, and most of them Is an exposition of museums around the world.


Photo Handley Page HPR7 Herald 


Depending on the layout of the cabin, on your board model aircraft Handley Page HPR7 Herald can carry up to 56 passengers, while the crew turboprop aircraft consists of two people. Cargo version of the aircraft allows you to put on your board to 5,5 tons of payload, however, the cargo should have compact dimensions as aircraft cargo doors have a small aperture.

Aircraft Handley Page HPR7 Herald is equipped with two turboprop aircraft engines of the brand Rolls-Royce Dart Mk.527, the total capacity of which is 4210 hp, which allows the aircraft to carry on its board a large number of people (of goods), and to carry out flights to 455 order rate km \ h. (The maximum rate). The maximum distance at which the Handley Page HPR7 Herald aircraft can perform flights is 1780 kilometers.


Specifications Handley Page HPR7 Herald.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 56 people (depending on the layout of the cabin);
  • aircraft Length: 23 m .;
  • Wingspan: 28,88 m .;
  • Plane Height: 7,34 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 11700 kg .;
  • Payload: 5500 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 19500 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 430 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 455 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1780 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8700 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Dart Mk.527;
  • Power: 2 x 2105 hp



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