Hawker Siddeley HS 121 Trident

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Hawker Siddeley H.S.121 Trident © Peter de Groot
Photo ©: Peter de Groot (photos at airliners.net)
The Hawker Siddeley HS 121 Trident is a three-engine short-to medium-range narrowbody airliner for max. 180 passengers produced by the British manufacturer Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Ltd., developed by de Havilland as the D.H.121.
The HS 121 Trident was the world's first trijet airliner and the first airliner capable of automatic landings.
The Trident 1C was the first model with seating for 96 passengers, powered by Rolls-Royce Spey 505 engines with a wing span of 27,38m (89ft 10in).
The Trident 1E has a seating of typical 103 and max. 149 passengers, powered by Rolls-Royce Spey 511 engines with a wing span of 28,96m (95ft).
The Trident 2E is a longer range variant with same seating as the Trident 1E, powered by Rolls-Royce Spey Mk.512 engines.
The Trident 3B is a stretched variant with a total length of 39,98m (131ft 2in) for typical 136 and max. 180 passengers. The Trident 3B shares the engines and wings with the Trident 2E but is equipped with an additional Rolls-Royce RB162-83 boost engine.
Crew3
Passengers115-180
Propulsion3 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce RB.163 Spey Mk.512-5W
Engine Power (each)53,4 kN12000 lbf
Speed974 km/h526 kts
  605 mph
Service Ceiling10.973 m36.000 ft
Range3.860 km2.084 NM
2.398 mi.
Empty Weight33.203 kg73.200 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight65.318 kg144.001 lbs
Wing Span29,87 m97 ft 12 in
Wing Area135,3 m1456 ft
Length34,98 m114 ft 9 in
Height8,23 m27 ft 0 in
First Flight09.01.1962
Production Statusout of production
Total Production117
ICAO CodeTRID
Data for (Version)Hawker-Siddeley H.S.121 Trident 2E
VariantsTrident 1C, 1E, 2E, 3E

[Photo-ID: 1225] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E, BEA - British European Airways, G-AVFB, c/n 2141, Karsten Palt, 2008Hawker Siddeley
HS-121 Trident 2E
BEA - British European Airways
Reg.: G-AVFB
c/n: 2141
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 7845] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 3B, BEA - British European Airways, G-AWZK, c/n 2312, Karsten Palt, 2013Hawker Siddeley
HS-121 Trident 3B
BEA - British European Airways
Reg.: G-AWZK
c/n: 2312
 
Manchester Airport Visitor Park [Manchester (EGCC / MAN)]
[Photo-ID: 7846] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 3B, BEA - British European Airways, G-AWZK, c/n 2312, Karsten Palt, 2013Hawker Siddeley
HS-121 Trident 3B
BEA - British European Airways
Reg.: G-AWZK
c/n: 2312
 
Manchester Airport Visitor Park [Manchester (EGCC / MAN)]
[Photo-ID: 7847] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 3B, BEA - British European Airways, G-AWZK, c/n 2312, Karsten Palt, 2013Hawker Siddeley
HS-121 Trident 3B
BEA - British European Airways
Reg.: G-AWZK
c/n: 2312
 
Manchester Airport Visitor Park [Manchester (EGCC / MAN)]