Aircraft Ahrens AR 404. Specifications. Photo.
Ahrens AR 404 - American freight-passenger aircraft manufactured by Ahrens Aircraft Corporation in 1976 and 1979 years.
Design of four-engine turboprop aircraft began in 1974 year, and, in the development of aircraft planned its operation on the routes of small extent, therefore the maximum flight range of the aircraft was slightly more than 1,5 thousand kilometers.
A photoAhrens AR 404
On board Ahrens AR 404 30 can accommodate up to passengers, in connection with which the aircraft is suitable for use not only at the local airlines, but also on routes of regional scope that was supposed to be to attract direct customers. Sam interior aircraft Ahrens AR 404 is spacious enough, and in fact, on board can accommodate up to 36 people, however, the American aircraft manufacturers did not reduce the comfort of flights.
As the power plant on the aircraft Ahrens AR 404 uses four turboprop aircraft engine Allison 250-B17B, the power of each of them is 420 hp, which in turn is more economical fuel consumption. Through four engines, the aircraft can accelerate to its maximum speed of 352 km \ h, which is very little, however, in view of the fact that it was initially planned to work exclusively on the routes of small extent, this characteristic is not so important. The power plant is sufficiently reliable and easy-to-service plan, which also emphasizes the potential of this aircraft.
Ahrens AR 404 photo
Fuselage Ahrens AR 404 was well fortified, which in turn increased the carrying capacity of the entire structure of the aircraft, minimizing the chance of severe damage, even in case of an emergency hard landing.
Due to the fact that the plane Ahrens AR 404 is a multipurpose aircraft, then it was assumed that they will be interested and the Air Force, as the payload that could take on board the aircraft was about 3,6 tons, which in turn allowed to transport not only military staff, but also weapons, ammunition, special equipment, etc.
However, for all the time production was created only two aircraft - the original prototype and the finished model, with the main reason for discontinuation of the aircraft was the bankruptcy of the aircraft manufacturer, although experts say the fact that the aircraft were definitely good prospects.
The only currently existing model continues to operate in Brazil, one of the local airlines.
Specifications Ahrens AR 404.
- Crew: 2 person;
- Passenger: 30 people;
- aircraft Length: 16,08 m .;
- Wingspan: 20,12 m .;
- Plane Height: 5,64 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 4309 kg .;
- Payload: 3629 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 7938 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 315 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 352 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 1574 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 5486 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
- Powerplant: 4 × Allison 250-B17B;
- Power: 4 × 420 hp
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