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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.2

Wings

The wings were fabric over a metal frame.

Specifications

  Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
Type Transport1,2
Crew 52
Pilot, Co-Pilot, Radio Operator, 2 Stewards2
Passengers 401,2
Cargo 9,000 lb1
Engine (Type) 4: Armstrong Siddeley Tiger IX1
4: Wright GR-1820-G102A2
Cylinders Radial1, Radial 92
Cooling Air1,2
HP 850 each1, 1,100 each2
Propeller blades 3 blade de Havilland constant speed2
Fuel Capacity 670 gallons2
Dimensions  
Span 123'1,2
37.5 m2
Length 114'1,2
34.8 m2
Height 23'1,2
7.015 m2
Wing area 2,450 sq ft2
227.6 sq m2
Weight  
Empty 35,075 lb2
15,900 kg2
Loaded 34,000 lb1, 55,000 lb2
25,200 kg2
Performance  
Speed 200 mph1
Speed at 6,700' /
2,045 m
210 mph2
328 kph2
Cruising Speed at 5,000' /
1,535 m2
180 mph2
290 kph2
Climb 900' per minute2
274.5 m per minute2
Service ceiling 24,000'2
7,320 m2
Range 860 miles1, 1,370 miles2
2,200 km2
Range at 5,000' 1,525 miles2

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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