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Persival P.28 Proctor. Photo. Characteristics.
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Persival P.28 Proctor. Photo. Characteristics.

Persival P.28 Proctor. Photo. Characteristics.

 

United Kingdom

A type: single-engine aircraft for training radio operators and aircraft connected

Capacity: pilot and three passengers

Based on the most successful pre-war airplane, "Vega Gull» (Vega Gull) of "Persivel» (Percival) (15 copy of which Royal Air Force acquired just before the start of the war), the plane "Procter» (Proctor - warder) has been modified according to the requirements of the Ministry of Aviation to the aircraft for training radio operators and liaison aircraft.

The first prototype has passed performance tests with small observations production aircraft "Procter» I have started to arrive in the Royal Air Force in the mid-1940-ies. After the release of 247 aircraft Mk I (all of them were equipped as messengers and had dual controls), the company "Persivel" began manufacturing aircraft 175 and 437 Mk II aircraft Mk III, all of which were equipped to train radio operators. Latest commissioned RAF was a modification of Mk IV (258 delivered copies), which is characterized by a longer fuselage with a cabin for four people. Although they are all equipped planes to train radio operators, with some aircraft modifications Mk IV was later removed electronic equipment, and they have been converted into coherent "workhorses."

After the war, more than 200 aircraft "Procter" were sold to private buyers, although some planes Mk IV remained in the squadron due to 1955 years. The company "Persivel" produced as 150 civil aircraft "Procter" in the modification of Mk 5, four of which were acquired by the Royal Air Force for air attache. Because of solid wood construction aircraft "Procter" badly suffered harsh British winter, and today only three copies are fit to fly.

Basic data

Dimensions:

  • Length: 8,59 m
  • Wingspan: 12,04 m
  • Height: 2,21 m

Range of flight: 805 km

Power point"Gypsy Kyuin» IIthe company "De Havilland"

Power: 210 l. from. (157 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 1075 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1588 kg

 

Date of first flight:

  • October 8 1939 years

 

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 257 km / h

 

The surviving airworthymodifications:

  • Proctor I, II and IV

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