Percival Pembroke / Sea Prince / P.66
Percival - Pembroke / Sea Prince / P.66 - 1952 - Великобритания
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1952

Связной самолет
Hunting (Percival) P.66 Pembroke, President и Sea Prince

   Percival P.50 Prince, совершивший первый полет в 1948 году, имел хороший потенциал для дальнейшего развития. Вскоре на его базе был создан 10-местный связной и легкий транспортный самолет P.66 Pembroke, который впервые поднялся в воздух 21 ноября 1952 года. Всего были построены 44 машины для британских ВВС под обозначением Pembroke C.Mk 1. Они отличались от гражданского Prince увеличенным размахом крыла, усиленным полом грузовой кабины, более прочным шасси и развернутыми назад креслами пассажиров. Шесть самолетов, получивших обозначение Pembroke C(PR).Mk 1, имели установленные внутри фюзеляжа аэрофотоаппараты для ведения разведки. Экспортные варианты были построены для ВВС Бельгии, Дании, Финляндии, Западной Германии, Швеции и Судана.
   Королевские ВМС Великобритании приобрели четыре самолета и присвоили им обозначение Sea Prince C.Mk 1, затем были закуплены 42 машины Sea Prince T.Mk 1, оборудованные для обучения навигации и работе с противолодочным оружием, и три самолета Sea Prince C.Mk 2 - связной вариант модели T.Mk 1. Была также разработана гражданская модель самолета, которая известна под наименованием President - три самолета были построены для испанской авиакомпании, но поставлены так и не были.


   Hunting Percival Pembroke C.Mk 1

   Тип: связной самолет
   Силовая установка: два звездообразных ПД Alvis Leonides 127 мощностью по 550 л. с. (410 кВт)
   Летные характеристики: максимальная скорость на высоте 610 м - 360 км/ч; практический потолок 6706 м; дальность 1851 км
   Масса: пустого 4354 кг, снаряженного 6124 кг
   Размеры: размах крыла 19,66 м; длина 14,02 м; высота 4,88 м; площадь крыла 37,16 м2
   Вместимость: экипаж из двух человек, до восьми пассажиров
Pembroke C.51 RM-5 (callsign ‘OT-ZAE’) of 21 Smaldeel, Belgian Air Force, Melsbroek, circa 1973.
Pembroke C.52 (Tp 83) of Flygflottilj 8, Royal Swedish Air Force.
Pembroke C.53 PR-2 of the Transport Squadron, Finnish Air Force, Utti, circa 1962. Note survey nose glazing.
Pembroke C.54 ‘SE+517’ of MFG 5, West German Bundesmarine, based at Kiel-Holtenau, mid-1960s.
Западная Германия стала главным зарубежным эксплуатантом Pembroke - с июня 1957 года она получила 33 самолета С.Mk 54. Код "AS" означает принадлежность машины к летной школе Flugzeugfuhrerschule S, занимавшейся подготовкой штурманов и пилотов многодвигательных самолетов, а также проводившей переподготовку на данный тип самолета. Другие самолеты поступили в авиацию ВМС.
Sea Prince
Sea Prince T.1 WP321 last served with 750 Squadron from Culdrose, it was briefly operated as G-BRFC from Bourne, Cambs, until withdrawn from use by May 1987. It has recently been ferried through to North Weald, Essex, and is under the wing of Aces High.
Hunting Pembroke C(PR).1.
Pembrokes in pictures. Just visible here under the fuselage of Pembroke C(PR) Mk 1 XL953 are the sliding door runners covering the photo-recce version’s vertical camera windows. Other cameras could be housed in a removable cabin frame and took images through optically flat side windows. The PR Pembrokes were based in Wesf Germany during the Cold War and used in Operation Hallmark to photograph installations inside East Germany while flying along the edges of the Berlin Air Corridors.
Heads up! Percival Pembroke c/n 46, designated as Tp 83 serial 83004 in Flygvapnet service, offers a unique centrepiece at the Maxi superstore at Marsta. The cartoon dog painted on the sides of the forward fuselage is presumably Sir Rabalder, as that name is written next to him!
Robin Windus’s Curtiss Robin G-BTYY/N348K was on static display at Shoreham’s RAFA Display on the weekend of September 4-5, 1993. In the background is the tail of Northbrook College’s Pembroke XL929/G-BNPU.
Percival Pembroke roof-bumps decoded at last. Tom Singfield sent the two photographs LEFT and RIGHT of N46EA at the Gatwick Aviation Museum at Charlwood on the West Sussex/Surrey border, while RAF Museum Cosford assistant curator Claire Carr provided the image MIDDLE from the cockpit of the museum’s example, WV746, showing its ADF, DME and ILS/VOR kit.
Sea Prince
Sea Prince T.1 WF118 on a pre-delivery test flight. Note the ‘thimble’ nose, later deleted, and the underwing store racks.
The identity of the Sea Prince involved in the accident on November 10, 1955, is not known, but this example, WF132, photographed at RAF Odiham the previous month, has RNAS Stretton’s “ST” code letters applied to the fin.
Sea Prince C.2 WM756 in dark blue Admiral’s Barge colours.
С 1959 года 750-я эскадрилья, дислоцированная в Хал-Фар (Мальта), приступила к эксплуатации самолетов Sea Prince T.Mk 1.
One of the Royal Navy's last four Sea Princes, which left 750 Squadron at Culdrose for RAF Kemble an 26 June 1979 for disposal. One will go to the FAA Museum at Yeovilton.
The last of the Hunting Sea Princes of 750 Squadron, Royal Navy, WP308, is seen in company with its replacement, Jetstream T2 XX481
Royal Navy Sea Prince WP308 from RNAS Culdrose over the Scilly Isles on March 21, 1979, with its Jetstream successor behind.
N&S’s Percival Sea Prince T.1 WF128 has had a varied career, typical of a long-serving crew trainer. It was delivered to Stretton for storage in 1955, joining 750 Squadron at Culdrose by summer 1958, moving with the unit to Hal Far, Malta, in 1959. In 1965 750 relocated to Lossiemouth in Scotland in 1969-70 it was resparred. Returning to Culdrose in 1972, WF128 was coded ‘570-CU’ (as illustrated) at this time. Briefly with A&AEE at Boscombe Down and the Sydenham Station Flight, WF128 was retired to storage in 1976. It was moved to Honington in February 1979 for use by the fire crews but was acquired by N&S in 1981 and moved to Flixton.
Hunting Sea Prince T Mk 1 WP321/G-BRFC over its base at Bourn Airfield, Cambridgeshire, where it forms part of the Rural Naval Air Service (RNAS). Purchased in September 1980, it was undergoing a CAA certification test flight when this picture was taken. Built in 1952, WP321 last served with No 750 Sqn at RNAS Lossiemouth.
With the ferry registration (N57AW) peeling off, the Atlantis Sea Prince displays her former Royal Navy markings
With a bright red band behind the radome, Atlantis Transportation Services Inc could not resist calling C-GJIE Prince Rupert - a combination of its designation and a certain reindeer!
Robert Thorndyke’s Percival Sea Prince has logged more than 7,000 hours during its career.
Pembroke C.1 WV750 served initially on trails work Percival. Its first use with the RAF was with the Station Flight at Negombo, Cyprus, in 1956. It was retired in 1970, last serving with 70 Squadron from Nicosia, Cyprus.
Today No.60 Squadron operates Pembroke C.1s (WV376 illus.) from Wildenrath on communications dunes in R.A.F. Germany. Note markhor's head fin badge
Pembroke C.1 XL929 in VIP configuration - note the rank stripes on the nose. It was one of the last to serve the RAF, operating with 60 Squadron at Wildenrath, Germany, until 1988.
BAC (Hunting) Pembroke C.1 WV701 of No. 60 Squadron, Wildenrath, West Germany. Three of the squadron's Pembrokes will continue in service until next year, although No. 60 has started to re-equip with Andovers
Hunting Pembroke C.1.
In service with the Air Forces of seven nations, the Pembroke is a versatile general purpose military transport. Passenger seats are quickly removable for conversion to the roles of freight carrying, supply dropping, ambulance, aerial survey, or flying classroom.
Every day the Pembrokes of No. 60 Squadron (WV701 illus.) fly in and out of Wildenrath, busy about R.A.F. Germany's communications tasks
Cosford Aerospace Museum's latest acquisition, Hunting Percival Pembroke C.1 WV746, arrives at RAF Cosford on April 13, 1987 with MRAF Sir Michael Beetham aboard. It used to be Beetham's personal aircraft when he was C-in-C RAF Germany; he is now Chairman of the Trustees of the RAF Museum, of which Cosford is a part.
A Percival Pembroke C1 (near camera) and pair of Percival Sea Prince T1s.
Beverley XB289 in company with a Hunting Pembroke at Labuan.
STATIC PARK - This view covers the entire static display and shows the three main lines of aircraft: (foreground) Lightnings, VC10, Harriers, Victors and Phantoms; (centre) Vulcans, Jaguars, Canadian A.F. CF-104, R.A.A.F. F-111C and R.N.Z.A.F. Hercules, facing a row of Puma, Wessex, Whirlwind and Gazelle helicopters; and (behind) Shackleton, Argosy, five Nimrods, four Hercules facing Communications aircraft (Andover, Pembroke, Devon) and trainers, with four Buccaneers and five Canberras at the end of the line
To extend their life after micro fatigue initiations were found in the wing spars, 14 RAF Pembrokes were re-sparred at BAC Weybridge in 1970-71. The first four to be done are seen in this official photo: XF796, WV736, XF799 and WV735. WV735 took 13 months to modify while the last to be completed, XL954, took only two. Note the cockpit roof bulge in XF799 (second from back) which housed the remote controls for the transponder and HF radio.
The Pembroke entered service with the RAF in 1953 as a communications aircraft and was developed from the Percival Prince. The Belgian Air Force used the type as a transport and 12 Pembroke C.51s served with 20eme Escadrillo 15th Transport Wing. RM-12 is pictured here under construction at Luton in Bedfordshire
RM-2 is seen during a visit to Britain during the early 1960s.
First overseas customer for the Pembroke was the Belgian Air Force, ordering 12 C.51s, which were delivered from 1954. All served with 21 Smaldeel at Melsbroek, being withdrawn from service in 1976, having been replaced by the Swearingen Merlin. RM-2 carries the units red indian chiefs head badge.
Second of two Hunting Percival Pembroke C.Mk.53 crew trainers now delivered to the Finish Air Force. Note the serial PR-2 and white/blue roundels. C/n. is PAC/K66/F/002. Has Perspex photographic sighting nose.
Livery borne by the first Luftwaffe Pembroke C.54, AS-551, are becoming increasingly familiar. The units figure of the German coding gives a useful clue to the position of an aircraft in its production batch.
AS+552, the second Pembroke C.54 to be delivered to the Luftwaffe, 1951.
The first Tp 83 for the Royal Swedish Air Force, in front of the tower at Luton.
Navigators for Swedish Air Force SAAB J-32B all-weather fighters are now being trained on the aircraft's fire-control system in special Tp.83 (Pembroke) flying classrooms fitted with J32B-type radomes
Pembroke C.55 10 of the Sudanese Air Force, awaiting delivery at Luton. A frustrated President for Spanish airline use, it served only briefly before coming back to the UK.
G-AOJG, the President prototype, flying on just one Leonides.
Hunting President.
Percival Sea Prince C.2