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Percival P-66 Pembroke C1 Military Transport

The Hunting Percival P-66 Pembroke C1 first flew on the 21st November 1954 and remained it production until early 1958, it was a military development of the Percival Prince civilian feeder-liner and executive transport aircraft. The Percival P-66 Pembroke C1 entered service in late 1953 with the RAF as a medium transport aircraft replacing the WW2 Avro Anson, the RAF continued to operate the Pembroke until 1988 when they were finally retired. It is of note that six RAF Pembrokes were configured as photo reconnaissance aircraft and designated them the Percival Pembroke C(PR).1 and saw action in the Malayan Emergency in the 1950's.

Percival P-66 Pembroke C1 Military Transport Aircraft


Although the RAF was the main user of the Pembroke, other military forces also utilised the Hunting Percival P-66 Pembroke C1, including the German Luftwaffe who purchased 25 aircraft, the Danish Air Force and the Swedish Air Force.

Hunting Percival P-66 Pembroke C1 Specifications:

  • Crew: Pilot and co-pilot
  • Wingspan: 19.70m
  • Length: 14.00m
  • Height: 4.90m
  • Weight empty: 4400kg
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 5900kg
  • Maximum Speed: 355km/h
  • Range: 1850km
  • Service ceiling: 20,000ft
  • Engines: Twin 570 hp Alvis Leonides Mk. 12-701 9-cylinder radial piston engines.

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