Percival Proctor     1939
Youngman-Baynes Hight Lift     1954
Percival - Proctor - 1939 - Великобритания
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1939

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


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.


   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


   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


   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.
Proctor 1A P6062. The prototype Proctor 1, P5998, was first flown on October 8, 1939 and a total of 245 production Mk Is was supplied to the RAF.
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.
Percival Proctor 1 P6123 at El Kabrit, Egypt on February 8, 1943.
An unidentified Proctor that made its way to Camilla, India, August 1944.
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).
Proctor 4 NP184, built by F. Hills & Son, Manchester. The Proctor 4 had a longer, deeper fuselage and carried four people in addition to radio equipment for training wireless operators.
Wartime photograph of Proctor IV NP184.
Peter Kempe's restoration of Percival Proctor IV SE-CEA, ex G-ANVY and RM 169, nears completion at Kalmar, Sweden. The Proctor was sold to Sweden in December 1957.
Proctor IV отличался удлиненными задними окнами. Данный самолет - один из тех, что строились компанией "F. Hills & Sons".
Proctor I R7524/G-AIWA currently owned by Barraclough & Storey.
Proctor I R7524/G-AIWA currently owned by Barraclough & Storey.
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 .
Proctor LR102, supplied to Lebanon, was one of many exported aircraft.
Proctor 5 G-AGTC, painted turquoise and silver, seen flying near Luton on March 22, 1946. This aircraft was the first Proctor 5 demonstrator and ended its days at Malaga, Spain after being damaged beyond repair.
Percival Proctor V G-AGTE (c/n Ae.14) was the first aircraft to be acquired by Billy Butlin, who purchased it new in February 1946, the machine making its first flight on the 28th of that month. Nominally based at Luton, it is seen here in its original colour scheme of blue and gold at Elstree in May 1950, the month before Butlin sold it.
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 5 G-AHBD, seen flying in the Coventry area in 1962, was withdrawn from use in 1968.
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.
Proctor III G-AHFK still in its warpaint parked at Heston. In the background is “Tiny” Pilgrim's B.A. Swallow 2, G-AEOW, which was blown onto its back during a gale on March 16, 1947. The Proctor was last seen derelict at Nairobi, Kenya in 1964.
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.
Proctor 1 G-AIED, originally P6322 with the RAF, survived until October 1965 when it was withdrawn from use at Shoreham.
The photograph, taken by Norman Rivett on April 27, 1963, shows G-ALJF in the original colours of the Vendair Flying Club, the aircraft was on a flight from the club's base at Biggin Hill at the time.
The plate of G-ALJF was taken by JAMES OAKINS.
Percival Proctor G-ALJF photographed over Skjer, Denmark on June 14, 1981.
Now on the airshow circuit, G-ALJF makes a flypast at an Old Warden display.
The Proctor showed off its sleek lines to local motorists when it was used in a promotion exercise at a Biggin Hill garage in the Sixties. The aircraft remained at Biggin until 1975, when it was bought by Cobaircraft.
Proctor 3 G-ALJH, still in RAF camouflage and with civil registration hasily daubed on, was later sold in Spain as EC-AJA. Many Proctors though allocated civil registrations were never converted for civil use.
Proctor 3 G-AMGE, ex LZ570, was damaged beyond repair at Newcastle in May 1963.
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,
Three Percival Proctors fly in formation over Avro Anson T.21 WD413.
The only Proctor 6 was sold to the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada as CF-EHF and was photographed flying over Kent during a test flight in June 1946.
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.
Percival Proctor I G-AIWA seen badly damaged at La Ferte Alais, France, on June 9, 1984 after hitting trees during an overshoot. For some years the aircraft has been flying in RAF colours, silver overall, and bearing its original RAF serial number R7524.
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.