Handley Page HPR.7 Dart Herald 100

Serial: G-APWA

Handley Page HPR.7 Dart Herald 100

Handley Page HPR.7 Dart Herald 100

Handley Page HPR.7 Dart Herald 100

Details

Development: The first "Herald" prototype with four piston engines flew on August 25, 1955. The first "Dart Herald" prototype with two turboprops flew on March 11, 1958. The second prototype flew on December 17, 1958. G-APWA, the first production version, first flew on October 30, 1959. By the end of production in 1965 a total of 48 Heralds were built.

"Dart Herald" 100 - the first production version, seating for up to 44.

Crew: 2 Wingspan: 28.9 m. Length: 22 m. Height: 7.3 m. Wing area: 82.3 sq. m. Empty weight: 11684 kg. Takeoff weight: 19504 kg. Engines: 2 x Rolls-Royce "Dart" Mk.527, 2105 hp each. Max. speed: 495 km/h. Cruise speed: 445 km/h. Landing speed: 165 km/h. Climb rate: 7.3 m/s. Ceiling: 8140 m. Range: 2800 km. Range with maximum payload: 1765 km. Payload: 44 passengers.

About our Aircraft

Our aircraft was relocated from Southend in 1993. Over 14,000 man-hours were spent on its restoration.