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Great Britain's Armstrong Whitworth Ensign transport

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Design

The Armstrong Whitworth Ensign could carry 40 passengers in four cabins or 27 in three cabins.

Wings

The wings were fabric over a metal frame.

Specifications

  Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
Type Transport
Crew 5
Pilot, Co-Pilot, Radio Operator, 2 Stewards
Passengers 40
Cargo 9,000 lb
Engine (Type) 4: Armstrong Siddeley Tiger IX
4: Wright GR-1820-G102A
Cylinders Radial, Radial 9
Cooling Air
HP 850 each, 1,100 each
Propeller blades 3 blade de Havilland constant speed
Fuel Capacity 670 gallons
Dimensions  
Span 123'
37.5 m
Length 114'
34.8 m
Height 23'
7.015 m
Wing area 2,450 sq ft
227.6 sq m
Weight  
Empty 35,075 lb
15,900 kg
Loaded 34,000 lb, 55,000 lb
25,200 kg
Performance  
Speed 200 mph
Speed at 6,700' /
2,045 m
210 mph
328 kph
Cruising Speed at 5,000' /
1,535 m
180 mph
290 kph
Climb 900' per minute
274.5 m per minute
Service ceiling 24,000'
7,320 m
Range 860 miles, 1,370 miles
2,200 km
Range at 5,000' 1,525 miles

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
  2. Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II, 1989
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