Dassault Communauté/Spirale

1st Flight 1959

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

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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