Percival P.40 Prentice. Specifications. A photo.
Percival P.40 Prentice. Specifications. A photo.

Percival P.40 Prentice. Specifications. A photo.


Percival P.40 Prentice - a light multi-purpose aircraft, manufactured by British aircraft manufacturer «Percival Aircraft Company» with 1947 1949 on year.


Photo Percival P.40 Prentice


The development of the Percival P.40 Prentice was carried out by British aircraft manufacturers in two directions: if at the stage of deciding on the intended use of this aircraft it was expected that the aircraft would be designed exclusively for the military aviation sphere, in particular, with the help of this aircraft it was intended to teach skills Piloting future pilots, then already in the course of development, the design and technical characteristics of this aircraft were optimized in such a way that this mod The spruce was no less successful and in the civil sphere, where it was also used to train future pilots, was used as a private and commercial air transport.


Percival P.40 Prentice photo


Aircraft Percival P.40 Prentice has good aerodynamic design of its fuselage, allowing it to develop a sufficiently high speed, have good management and have excellent maneuverability, which was appreciated by hundreds of owners and operators of this model.

The first flight of the aircraft Percival P.40 Prentice held in 1946 year, however. For several reasons, the actual production of the model aircraft was deployed only in 1947 year, which was due mainly to the necessity of its preparation, the optimization of a number of parameters and improved performance. Despite the relatively short period of production, the British aircraft manufacturers of the «Percival Aircraft Company» managed to build about 620 copies of the aircraft, which clearly demonstrates the tremendous popularity of the aircraft.


Aircraft Percival P.40 Prentice


The cabin Percival P.40 Prentice aircraft can accommodate up to three people, including 1-2 crew (usually we are talking about the use of aircraft in the military sphere), and 1-2 passengers. The presence of the control system coupled to the plane Percival P.40 Prentice allows you to operate the aircraft as the training aircraft, the most actively applied. Because of the design features of the aircraft Percival P.40 Prentice, freight on board any goods is not possible, and not originally planned aviarazrabotchikami.

Percival P.40 Prentice aircraft equipped with one piston aircraft engine brand de Havilland Gipsy Queen 32, which is having a thrust in 250 hp can accelerate the aircraft to a cruising speed of 210 km \ h., which is quite acceptable. The distance that the airplane Percival P.40 Prentice can perform limited distance flights in 640 kilometers.


Specifications Percival P.40 Prentice


  • Crew: 1-2 person;
  • Passenger: 1-2 person;
  • aircraft Length: 9,53 m .;
  • Wingspan: 14,02 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,92 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1460 kg .;
  • Payload: 445 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1905 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 640 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: de Havilland Gipsy Queen 32;
  • Power: 250 hp


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