Dassault Communauté/Spirale

The Dassault Spirale / Communauté were 1950s French twin-engined light turboprop transport monoplanes.

Only one of each prototype was built and flown.

Variants

MD.410 Spirale

Prototype military version, one built, powered by two Turbomeca Astazou XIVD engines.

MD.415 Communauté

Prototype light transport, one built.

Specifications

MD-415 Communauté

Crew

Two

Capacity

Six – Ten passengers

Or

2,200 kg (4,900 lb) payload

Length

13 m (42 ft 8 in)

Wingspan

16.43 m (53 ft 11 in)

Wing area

36 m2 (390 sq ft)

Empty weight

3,610 kg (7,959 lb)

Max take-off weight

5,900 kg (13,007 lb)

Powerplant

2 × Turbomeca Bastan IV , 750 kW (1,000 hp) each + 0.647 kN (145 lbf) residual thrust

Performance

Maximum speed

500 km/h (310 mph, 270 kn) at 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Cruise speed

450 km/h (280 mph, 240 kn) at 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Range

2,500 km (1,600 mi, 1,300 nmi)

Ferry range

3,200 km (2,000 mi, 1,700 nmi) with external tanks

Service ceiling

11,000 m (36,000 ft)

Take off run

380 m (1,250 ft).

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