Vickers 950 Vanguard


Vickers 952 Vanguard © Peter Seemann
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The Vickers Vanguard is a four-engine medium range turboprop airliner with a capacity of up to 139 passengers produced by the British manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs.
The Vanguard is a development of the Vickers Viscount. Most of the only 44 built Vanguards were later converted to freighters (called Cargoliner and Merchantmen).
Propulsion4 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Tyne RTy.11 Mk 512
Engine Power (each)4135 kW5545 shp
Speed685 km/h370 kts
  426 mph
Service Ceiling9.144 m30.000 ft
Range2.945 km1.590 NM
1.830 mi.
Empty Weight37.421 kg82.500 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight63.977 kg141.045 lbs
Wing Span36,14 m118 ft 7 in
Wing Area141,9 m1527 ft
Length37,45 m122 ft 10 in
Height10,64 m34 ft 11 in
First Flight20.01.1959
Production Statusout of production
Total Production44
Data for (Version)Vickers 952 Vanguard