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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 Heralda 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.

His first flight of the aircraft model Handley Page HPR7 Herald has made in August 1955 years, however, the test trials were sunken - blame were design flaws of the fuselage and the management of this aircraft problem, however, at the end of 1958, the plane could still meet the requirements of safety of its operation, since then, in a short time the project was sent in serial production. Issue aircraft model Handley Page HPR7 Herald lasted since 1959 on 1968 years, and during this period, the British aircraft manufacturers 48 aircraft, of which only a few copies survived to the present day was built - the exploitation of their discontinued, and most of them exposure of museums in the world.


A photoHandley 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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