New PDF release: Civil Aircraft of the World

By JohnWR.Taylor & Gordon Swanborough

There has been a time while civil airplane have been a ways much less attention-grabbing and astonishing than army forms. at the present time all that has replaced. The supersonic Concorde, built at a value of greater than and a part billion money, fills newspaper headlines nearly day-by-day, making there-and-back flights around the Atlantic whereas a Boeing 747 completes a one-way trip, but having to conflict opposed to those that desire to see it scrapped.

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Several of the airlines noted above added Series 50 DC-8s to their fleets; other users of the turbofan model include Aeromexico, Air Ceylon, Air Jamaica, Air New Zealand, Aviaco, Braniff, Kar-Air, Scanair and Garuda, Iberia, Swissair. Jet Traders are used by many operators of passenger Affretair, Balair, KLM, Seaboard. and including the DC-8s and by Martinair, Saturn and Production of all models up to November 42 Series 50 1968, with 294 built. ended in McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Super Sixty Series USA Long/very-long-range airliner, in ser- vice.

Gross weight: 35,2751b (16,000kg). Payload: 6,0001b (2,720kg). Cruising speed 292-342mph (470-550km/h). : Range: 1,118 miles load (with reserves). (1,800km) with max pay- is European-registered Yak-40 (l-JAKA) end of 1970. Two have been supplied to Bakhtar Afghan Airlines. Others are reported to have been ordered by Air Calypso (1), Balkan Bulgarian (2), EgyptAIr (4), General-Air (5) and LAB (5). Under development is the Yak-42, a120-seat short-range airliner of similar configuration, powered by three 14,2001b (6,440kg) st Lotarev D-36 turbofan engines.

Gross weight: 12,1251b (5,500kg). Normal cruising speed: 115mph (185km/h). Range: 560 miles (900km) with 1,1021b (500kg) payload. Designed primarily for agricultural duties, the An-2 appeared in 1947 and has subsequently been adopted for various utilitarian tasks, more 58 than 5,000 having been built in the Soviet Union by 1962. The basic light transport for Aeroflot is the An-2P and the initial agricultural version was the An-2S. The latter has been superseded by the An-2M with a number of external changes and improved performance.

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