Hawker Siddeley (De Havilland) Heron


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Hawker Siddeley (De Havilland) Heron

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Hawker Siddeley (De Havilland) Heron

 ENGINE4 x BS "DH Gipsy Queen" 30, 184kW
  Take-off weight6124 kg13501 lb
  Empty weight3848 kg8483 lb
  Wingspan21.8 m72 ft 6 in
  Length14.8 m49 ft 7 in
  Height4.8 m16 ft 9 in
  Wing area46.4 m2499.44 sq ft
  Cruise speed295 km/h183 mph
  Ceiling5500 m18050 ft
  Range w/max.fuel1813 km1127 miles
  Range w/max payload645 km401 miles

John Walton, e-mail, 22.03.2021 21:08

I remember my father being flown in one of these from Stoughton (Leics.) aerodrome to RAF Valley during the construction of Wylfa nuclear power station, this saving an overnight stay on Anglesey (the A5 being the only alternative route in those days) The company (National Nuclear Corporation) also operated a DH Dove. Once I was at Stoughton awaiting the arrival of my wife when I noticed the Heron was being towed off the runway and a couple of people picking up debris from the runway - I hope it was only a burst tyre, but I remember my father saying the dashboard was covered in black tape!


Scott Boyd, e-mail, 08.10.2010 07:40

I remember a conversion, probably by the infamous Riley. Flat six Lycomings I think. It was supposed to be a proto-commuter, but I think it fell flat.


Barry, 18.09.2009 17:46

See DeHavilland for a more detailed page.


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