Percival Pembroke / Sea Prince. Photo. Characteristics.
Percival Pembroke / Sea Prince. Photo. Characteristics.

Percival Pembroke / Sea Prince. Photo. Characteristics.


United Kingdom

A type: Twin-engined piston light utility / transport aircraft

Capacity: A crew of two and up to eight passengers

Aircraft of the Royal Air Force "Pembroke", developed on the basis of commercial aircraft to service local airlines and transportation of high-ranking officials "Prince» (Prince) of "Pesival" end 1940-ies, went into operation in 1953 year as a replacement aircraft Anson in number of units of communication. Being slightly larger, it had an increased wing span and location of passenger seats backwards in accordance with standard practice, the Royal Air Force. About 45 aircraft "Pembroke" With 1 were transferred to the Air Force.

They served until 1988, performing a range of tasks from cargo transportation to photographic reconnaissance and aerial surveys. At least three years ahead of the RAF in operating the Pembroke, the RAF acquired its first (of three) Sea Pembroke C 1 in late 1950. Unlike later Pembroke aircraft, these early Royal Navy aircraft were almost identical to the civilian Prince Series II aircraft and were used for special communications tasks, including serving as an "admiral's boat." The subsequent Sea Prince T 1 was very similar to the Royal Air Force Pembroke I, which was used as a "flying classroom" for navigator training and anti-submarine warfare.


By plane lengthened nose, which was posted saucer radar antenna, and the interior of the fuselage equipped with a complete set of relevant systems and radio equipment, set so that you can fit three more students. With 1953, in all aviation fleet was put 41 plane T 1, and the last of their items in the aviation school of the Royal Navy had been replaced by planes "Jetstream» (Jetstream) T in 2 1979 year. .

Basic data


Length: 14,02 m

Wingspan: 19,66 m

Height: 4,87 m

Aircraft performance characteristics:

Maximum speed: 360 km / h

Flight range: 1850 km

The weight:

Empty: 4349 kg

Maximum takeoff: 6125 kg

Power point: two radial engines "Leonides» 127 company "Elvis"

Power: 1120 l. from. (835 kW)

Date of first flight:

· May 13, 1948 (civil aircraft "Prince")

The surviving airworthy modifications: "Pembroke" With 1 and "Sea Prince" T1