Vickers Vanguard. Specifications. A photo.
Vickers Vanguard. Specifications. A photo.

Vickers Vanguard. Specifications. A photo.


Vickers Vanguard - a multi-purpose turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft, designed in 1959, the British aircraft manufacturing company «Vickers-Armstrongs».


Vickers Vanguard photo


The development of the Vickers Vanguard multipurpose aircraft was started by the British aircraft designers in the second half of the 50-ies of the last century, with the aircraft designers using the Vickers Viscount model as the primary basis. This factor ensured a shorter timeframe for the design of the aircraft and, to some extent, reduced the cost of the project, but the aircraft was not able to provide adequate demand among consumers, which was mainly due to the fact that the aircraft was very expensive in terms of its operation, which could not satisfy The needs of the operators.

Unlike aircraft Vickers Viscount aircraft Vickers Vanguard has more than The length of the fuselage, which provides the aircraft and a large seating capacity, thereby improving the operating efficiency of the aircraft, which, however, almost did not change the nature of the popularity of the aircraft.

Turboprop airplane model Vickers Vanguard has a multi-purpose, in particular, it can be used for the carriage of passengers on medium range distances as well as for transportation of goods, including a large mass.


Photo Vickers Vanguard


The first test test Vickers Vanguard model aircraft were produced in January 1959 years and due to the fact that they have successfully completed, the project was able to be able to produce commercially, but given the fact that for all the time of release only 44 aircraft was built, what kind of popularity-or approve this project is not necessary.

The Vickers Vanguard aircraft is able to carry up to 139 passengers on its board, however, this indicator mainly depends on the layout of the cabin, but even with minimal equipment of the salon with seats, this figure is 126 people. In addition to the passenger version, British aircraft builders also produced a cargo version of the aircraft, capable of carrying a large enough quantity of payload on its board, provided that the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is not exceeded. To date, only transport versions of this aircraft are being operated.

The aircraft is equipped with Vickers Vanguard turboprop propulsion system consisting of four engines of the brand Rolls-Royce Tyne RTy.11 Mk 512, each of which has a thrust of 5545 hp, which provides greater lifting force planes, and also provides the ability to run up to speed 685 km \ h. (The maximum rate). The maximum range of the aircraft following the limited distance in 2945 kilometers.


Cabin Vickers Vanguard


The following versions of the aircraft of this model:

  • Vickers 950 Vanguard - A basic prototype of the aircraft;
  • Vickers 951 Vanguard - The production version of the aircraft;
  • Vickers 952 Vanguard - Modification with reinforced fuselage and more powerful powerplant;
  • Vickers 953 Vanguard - An improved version of the version Vickers 951 Vanguard;
  • Vickers Vanguard 953S - Cargo variant version Vickers 953 Vanguard.


Specifications Vickers Vanguard.


  • Crew: 2-3 person;
  • Passenger: 139 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 37,45 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 36,14 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 10,64 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 37420 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 20000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 63900 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 590 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 685 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2945 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 9200 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 4 x Rolls-Royce Tyne RTy.11 Mk 512 (depending on version);
  • Power: 4 x 5545 hp (Depending on version).



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