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Twin Pioneer 3 Military Transport Aircraft

Powered by twin Alvis Leonides radial piston engines, the Twin Pioneer 3 was British STOL transport aircraft with it's distinctive triple fin and rudder assembly and fixed undercarriage was designed and built by Scottish Aviation Ltd. and first flew in 1955. The Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3 was used extensively by British Military forces in the Malayan Emergency and the later Borneo conflict. In 1977 Scottish Aviation became part of British Aerospace, now BAe Systems.

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3 Military Transport Aircraft

 

The aircraft pictured above is G-APRS (cn 561) originally XT610 (RAF).

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3 Specifications:

  • Crew: two pilots
  • Capacity: up to 13 troops or 2,000 lb (907 kg) of cargo
  • Length: 45 ft 3 in (13.79 m)
  • Wingspan: 76 ft 6 in (23.32 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 3 in (3.73 m)
  • Empty: 10,200 lb (4,627 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 14,600 lb (6,622 kg)
  • Engines: 2x Alvis Leonides 531 radial piston engines of 640 hp (564 kW) each
  • Maximum speed: 165 mph (266 km/h)
  • Range: 398 miles (637 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,098 m)
 
 
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3
 

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