Scottish Aviation Pioneer. Specifications. A photo.
Scottish Aviation Pioneer. Specifications. A photo.

Scottish Aviation Pioneer. Specifications. A photo.


Scottish Aviation Pioneer - aircraft short takeoff and landing aircraft building designed by the Scottish company «Scottish Aviation» in 1950 year.


Scottish Aviation Pioneer a photo


Despite the fact that the design of the aircraft was initiated by the military command, the aircraft in addition to the military sphere was actively used in civil aviation, and, notes that there is also as in the commercial sphere, and how from private owners, and, the aircraft is also on this day It is operated, but it soon goes only about 2-3 units.

The development of this aircraft was initiated by Scottish design engineers in 1945, almost a few months after the end of the Second World War. The very process of designing an aircraft was associated with the need to operate small aircraft used mainly for transporting small groups of military contingent, for evacuating military personnel from the battlefield, as well as for performing patrol and observation flights. During the development of the Scottish Aviation Pioneer aircraft, its design has repeatedly undergone changes, however, despite this fact, the aircraft made its first flight already in 1947, although it was sent for revision, where it remained for three more years.


Photo Scottish Aviation Pioneer 


Ultimately Scottish Aviation Pioneer aircraft could not meet all expectations, in view of which its military forces operation was very limited, and more aircraft used in civil aviation, which was used for the transport of persons, and for the transportation of various cargoes.

In the cockpit of the aircraft can accommodate up to five people, including one pilot and four passengers, at the same time the aircraft is also capable of accommodating up to 893 kg payload (including the mass of the people present on the board), which is very efficient and demand, taking into account the production of aircraft time vehicles of this model.

Because of its fairly large dimensions, the plane Scottish Aviation Pioneer has low maneuverability, which according to experts is one of the reasons that in the year 1960, operation of aircraft of this model has been discontinued - the aircraft continued to be used only by private owners.


Aircraft Scottish Aviation Pioneer 


The powerful radial aircraft engine of the Alvis Leonides 502/4 model allowed the Scottish Aviation Pioneer to develop a thrust of 520 hp, which in turn provided it with a high payload, however, very little effect on the maximum flight speed, which did not exceed 260 km \ h.

Issue aircraft Scottish Aviation Pioneer was conducted in the following variants:

  • Scottish Aviation Pioneer - a basic four-seater version of the aircraft, equipped with a de Havilland Gipsy Queen 32 piston-type power plant with a capacity of 240 hp;
  • Scottish Aviation Pioneer 2 - A five-seat version of the aircraft with power ustanvokoy Alvis Leonides (520 hp);
  • Scottish Aviation Pioneer CC Mk I - A five-seat version of the military aircraft.


Specifications Scottish Aviation Pioneer.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 10,47 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 15,18 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,13 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1743 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 893 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2636 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 195 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 261 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 676 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 7010 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Alvis Leonides 502/4;
  • Power: 520 hp



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