Percival Aircraft Company
/ Percival Prince
The Percival Prince is a British light transport of the early postwar period.
It was a twin engine, high wing, cantilever monoplane of all-metal stressed-skin construction, the undercarriage was of retractable, tricycle configuration.
P.50 Prince 1
Prototype based on Merganser with modified fin and undercarriage and two 520 hp Alvis Leonides 501/4 engine.
P.50 Prince 2
Prince 1 with sloping windscreen, stronger main spar.
P.50 Prince 3
Prince 2 with Alvis Leonides 502/4 engine and lengthened nose on some aircraft.
P.50 Prince 4
Conversions to Alvis Leonides 503 engines.
P.50 Prince 5
Original designation of the Percival President.
P.50 Prince 6
Conversions to Alvis Leonides 504 engines.
P.54 Survey Prince
Prince 2 with lengthened transparent nose and camera hatches.
P.57 Sea Prince C1
Prince 2 for Royal Navy use.
P.57 Sea Prince T1
Prince 3 with long nose housing radar, twin wheeled main undercarriage and lengthened engine nacelles for navigation and anti-submarine training.
P.57 Sea Prince C2
Transport version of Sea Prince T1.
Sea Prince T.1
46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)
56 ft 0 in (17.07 m)
16 ft 1 in (4.90 m)
365 sq ft (33.9 m2)
8,850 lb (4,014 kg)
11,850 lb (5,375 kg)
2 × Alvis Leonides 125 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, 550 hp (410 kW) each
194 kn (223 mph, 359 km/h) at 2,000 ft (610 m)
159 kn (183 mph, 295 km/h) at 11,000 ft (3,400 m)
400 nmi (460 mi, 740 km)
22,000 ft (6,700 m)
Rate of climb
1,400 ft/min (7.1 m/s).
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