Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer
1955
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Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer

The Twin Pioneer was a twin-engined light general-purpose aircraft suitable for civil and military use. The prototype first flew on 25 June 1955, followed by the first production aircraft on 28 April 1956.

By the spring of 1964 a total of 91 Twin Pioneers had been built for service with 15 operators in 20 countries, including 32 CC.1s and 7 CC.2s for the RAF. The final production version was the Series 3 which could be equipped for a wide variety of duties in addition to normal passenger and freight transport roles. These included photographic survey, geophysical survey, executive transport and air ambulance (six stretchers and five sitting casualties/attendants) versions.

The general-purpose military Twin Pioneer was operated by the RAF in troop (13), paratroop (11) and freight transport, casualty evacuation, photographic survey, supply-dropping and light bombing roles.


Specification 
 MODELCC.Mk 2
 ENGINE2 x Alvis Leonides 531, 564kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight6622 kg14599 lb
    Loaded weight4627 kg10201 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan23.32 m77 ft 6 in
    Length13.79 m45 ft 3 in
    Height3.73 m12 ft 3 in
    Wing area62.24 m2669.95 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed266 km/h165 mph
    Ceiling6095 m20000 ft
    Range w/max.payload338 km210 miles

Comments
Ron Tannock, 09.02.2012

Message for Manuel J. Delgado
I have the history of G-AOER/XC-CUJ/N9965F Constructor Number 505 which I'll send to you if you let me know your email. Please visit Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum site for Twin Pioneer Newsletters.
Best regards
Ron Tannock

Leif Scott, 22.07.2011

I'm looking for scale 3 views, lofts for fusalage, Wing and tail airfoils, airfaiol sections for the flaps and slats, as well as general scale detail. I am hoping to get enough info to produce 1/4 scale RC model for scale competion. Any or all of the above would be greatly appriciated.
Leif Scott

Bob Howden, 22.04.2011

On March 9, 1966 I was the only passenger on a twin Pioneer from Lundu to Kuching(Sarawak), the first stage of my repat to UK from 42 Cdo RM. I wonder if the aircraft was a 209 Sqn aircraft which I recall was painted overall in olive green. When we arrived in Kuching I was very surprised at the number of RAF aircraft around the airport because I had never seen any flying apart from helicopters. Since then I have always had a soft spot for the Twin Pioneer.

Kappy, 16.02.2011

I flew the TwinPin in -68/-69. Our small regional airline operated 2 aircraft (16 pax) between various short gravel airport into Norway no 1 airport (Oslo Fornebu). We experienced a lot of problems during winter due icing, since the a/c had no de icing equipment. We always had to fly below the 0 isoterm, which sometimes lead to cancelling if overcasted. Great aircraft. Performance like a helicopter.

MikeG, 11.12.2010

Flew the Twin Pin in Borneo/ Malaysia 1963-65 with 209 Sqn R.A.F. Great aircraft to fly. Supply dropping, voice broadcasting, paratroop dropping Ghurkas at Sembawang, recce patrols at first light and a survey of strips in southern Thailand were the highlights that linger in my memory bank. Also made first landing at Kapit.

Bill White, 04.11.2010

Group Captian MacIntyre the President of Scottish Aviation and also he was responsible for starting Prestwick Airport at Orangefield House Estate in the mid 1930's. When in the RAF he was sent to India and was the first pilot to fly over Mount Everesr. He was travelling around the World selling the Twin Pioneer, short landing and take off aircraft built by his company. they had been having trouble with and were strenghting the main wing struts. He was in a rush to demo one in North Africa to Standard Oil and said he would change the struts this aircraft when he got back to Prestwick. But one of the main struts failed and he was killed in Morroco Bill White Ottawa

Bill White, 04.11.2010

Group Captian MacIntyre the President of Scottish Aviation and also he was responsible for starting Prestwick Airport at Orangefield House Estate in the mid 1930's. When in the RAF he was sent to India and was the first pilot to fly over Mount Everesr. He was travelling around the World selling the Twin Pioneer, short landing and take off aircraft built by his company. they had been having trouble with and were strenghting the main wing struts. He was in a rush to demo one in North Africa to Standard Oil and said he would change the struts this aircraft when he got back to Prestwick. But one of the main struts failed and he was killed in Morroco Bill White Ottawa

David, 15.10.2010

I flew the "Twin Pin" for 3 years in Borneo/Malaysia with Borneo Airways. It was a very rugged aircraft with great STOL performance, the standard "ulu" strip was 1200 feet (not yards!)long and 50' wide, we usually only needed half that distance for take-off and landing. Had an engine fire on take-off at Sibu Sarawak one day with a full load of pax, climb rate on one engine ( we had the 550 hp version the RAF had 650 hp, much better) was measured in feet per week so had no option than to pop it it into an isolated paddyfield. Wrote the old girl off but all 16 pax and myself escaped uninjured, quite a testament to a tough little aircraft. I'd love to fly one again!

ismail, 22.10.2008

i`m a scale aircraft modeler and i`m planning to model one in 1/48th scale.where can i obtain an accurate 3d drawing of this aircraft?

sexy, 08.04.2008

i have a colored dildo with a colered condom on it it fly's in very nice. HI FIVE

Manuel J. Delgado, 17.10.2007

I have a color slide of Twin Pioneer REG.XC-CUJ W/the name Exploracion Geografica Aerea, taken @Tucson, Az. in 1969, and would any info on C/N or history of this A/C. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Manuel J. Delgado.

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