Percival Proctor (Youngman-Baynes Hight Lift)
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Percival - Proctor - 1939 - Великобритания
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1939


Трех-/четырехместный самолет связи и подготовки радистов
Описание:
Proctor
Flight, September 1939
To-day's Light Aeroplanes
Flight, November 1939
Britain's Military Aircraft
Фотографии

Proctor

Percival P.28 Proctor
  
  Модель Proctor создана на базе Vega Gull по спецификации 20/38 на самолет связи и для подготовки радистов. Самолет впервые взлетел 8 октября 1939 года. Вскоре на его базе был создан серийный трехместный связной самолет P.28 Proctor Mk I (построено 247 машин) и варианты P.30 Proctor Mk II (175 самолетов) и P.34 Proctor Mk III (437 самолетов), предназначенные также для обучения радистов. По спецификации T.9/41 был разработан самолет для подготовки радистов, первоначально названный Preceptor, а затем ставший Proctor Mk IV (построено 258 машин). Он имел более длинный фюзеляж с большим поперечным сечением, вмещавший четырех человек, а на поздних моделях устанавливалось двойное управление. Большинство самолетов Proctor, строившихся в годы войны, выпускались по лицензии компанией "F.Hills & Sons" в Манчестере: 25 самолетов Mk 1, 100 Mk II, 437 Mk III и 250 Mk IV. В конце Второй мировой войны около 200 Proctor Mk I, Mk II и Mk III были сняты с вооружения, но несколько Mk IV продолжали использоваться в эскадрильях связи до 1955 года, когда оставшиеся машины были проданы гражданским эксплуатантам. В 1945 году три Proctor IV были переделаны в гражданский вариант - построено 150 Proctor 5, четыре из которых британские ВВС применяли в интересах военно-воздушных атташе под обозначением Proctor C.Mk 5. Единственный поплавковый гидросамолет Proctor 6 был построен в 1946 году для компании "Hudson's Bay Company" в Канаде.

  
ТАКТИКО-ТЕХНИЧЕСКИЕ ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКИ

  Percival Proctor Mk IV

  Тип: трех-/четырехместный самолет связи и подготовки радистов
  Силовая установка: один рядный ПД de Havilland Gipsy Queen мощностью 210л. с. (157 кВт)
  Летные характеристики: максимальная скорость 257 км/ч; практический потолок 4265 м; дальность 805 км
  Масса: пустого 1075 кг; максимальная взлетная 1588 кг
  Размеры: размах крыла 12,04 м; длина 8,59 м; высота 2,21 м; площадь крыла 18,77 м2

Flight, September 1939

To-day's Light Aeroplanes

PERCIVAL

  BEST known among the Percival types is the Vega Gull. This is a four-seater low-wing cabin monoplane with a Gipsy Six engine. More recently, a Service type, known as the Proctor, has been developed from the Vega. The Proctor is a three-seater designed for deck-landing, wireless and navigational training, and for communication work. In general layout it is similar to the well-known Vega Gull, but has. as standard, a Series II engine.

Span 39ft. 6in.
Length 25ft. 10in
Weight empty 1.875 lb.
All-up weight 3.250 lb.
Max speed 180 m.p.h -
Cruising speed (7,000ft.) 172 m.p.h
Range 600 miles.

Flight, November 1939

Britain's Military Aircraft
A Survey of Our Service Machines

PERCIVAL

  COMMERCIAL and private-owner aircraft have been developed by the Percival concern to meet R.A.F. and Fleet Air Arm requirements. For example, Vega Gulls have been delivered to the R.A.F. for general liaison flying and a similar machine known as the Proctor has been developed as a three-seater for deck landing, wireless and navigational training and communication. A number of Q6s - low-wing monoplanes powered with two Gipsy Sixes - has also been delivered to the Air Ministry.
  The Proctor is fitted with long-chord split trailing-edge flaps similar to those on the Vega Gull. These reduce the landing speed to 44 m.p.h., and, in conjunction with wheel brakes, allow the machine to be landed in a small space. With a Gipsy Queen (Gipsy Six) engine and flying at a load weight of 3.250 lb. the machine has a top speed of 180 m.p.h. and will cruise at 172 m.p.h. at 7,000ft. The range with standard tankage is 600 miles.

Percival Aircraft, Ltd.. Luton Airport. Beds.
Самолеты семейства Proctor имели хорошие летные характеристики при небольшой мощности двигателя.
The new Percival Proctor, which is intended both for training and communication work. It is a development of the Vega Gull.
The author kept a Percival Proctor as a runabout, a practice that led to his Court Martial. The aircraft illustrated here, P6062, was later civilianised as G-AHBS.
The Percival Proctor V Four-seat Cabin Monoplane (208 h.p. D.H. Gipsy Queen II engine).
The Percival Proctor IV Communications and Training Monoplane (208 h.p. D.H. Gipsy Queen II engine).
Wartime photograph of Proctor IV NP184.
Proctor IV отличался удлиненными задними окнами. Данный самолет - один из тех, что строились компанией "F. Hills & Sons".
Formerly G-AHGN and now N558E, this Percival P.44 Proctor V was used by Mr. Peter G. Masefield when he was the first Civil Air Attache at Washington.
A rare Percival Proctor 3 sporting U.S. markings and an R.A.F. serial HM300 was photographed by Harold G. Martin in the U.S.A. in 1945 .
Для облегчения хранения в ангаре самолет Proctor III имел складывающееся крыло. Данный Proctor был продан гражданскому владельцу после окончания войны и разбился в 1967 году.
Line-up of Dunlop test flight aircraft at Elmdon in 1946. Lincoln RE253 and Buckingham XV479 stand behind the company's Proctor V executive transport.
The men who flew and serviced Dunlop's test flight pose in front of the fleet at Elmdon in 1946.
Proctor 3s G-AHET and G-AOEJ at full chat.
Cambrian Proctor I G-AHEU Montgomery at Elstree in the late Forties. The company sold the aircraft in June 1954.
A later photograph of Proctor I G-AHEV, taken at Cardiff in April 1951.
Cambrian Proctor I G-AHEV Denbigh, delivered to the airline in March 1946 and withdrawn from use in June 1959.
The resident Percival Proctor, G-AHLW.
Proctor G-AHNA is hauled around a pylon.
Smartly turned out in mid-1950s Derby Aviation markings, Proctor 5 G-AHTE was one of Kenning Aviation's demonstrators. It was withdrawn from use in 1961 but happily survived and is currently being rebuilt in Suffolk.
Percival Proctor G-ALJF photographed over Skjer, Denmark on June 14, 1981.
Percival Proctor 4 G-AOBI with new C of A at Baginton. Formerly NP358 with the RAF, this Proctor was withdrawn from use at Halfpenny Green in August 1964, having first appeared on the register in November 1956.
Percival Proctor I.
Line up of Herts & Essex types at Broxbourne in 1947; Tiger Moths, Proctors and a Hornet Moth,
The Youngman-Baynes high-lift aircraft VT789 first flew on February 5, 1948, and joined the civil register as G-AMBL in May 1950.
The Youngman-Baynes high-lift aircraft VT789 first flew on February 5, 1948, and joined the civil register as G-AMBL in May 1950.
Using a Percival Proctor IV as a basis, Baynes co-operated with fellow designer Robert T. Youngman to create the Youngman-Baynes High-Lift Experimental Aircraft while working for Alan Muntz at Heston. The aircraft, serial VT789, also known as the Percival P.46, incorporated an extensive full-span slotted-flap system for research into short-landing performance, and made its first flight in February 1948.
Proctor I cockpit
Air signaller trains in a Percival Proctor.
A trio of tired ex-RAF Proctor 4s await the axeman at Biggin Hill in 1959. The two aircraft in the background, NP355 and NP289, were earmarked for the British register as G-ANYW and G-AOAY.
Percival Proctor NP303 in a Surrey garden.
First flight of the Percival Proctor, October 8, 1939
Percival Proctor (D.H. Gipsy Six Series II).
The Percival Proctor V.