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    • Year
      1906
      2018
    • Length
      21 m
      33 m
    • Height
      7 m
      12 m
    • Width
      1 m
      8 m
    • Diameter
      3 m
      9 m
    • Wing area
      111 m2
      168 m2
    • Wingspan (Beam)
      27 m
      42 m
    • Wing loading
      3 kg/m2
      829 kg/m2
    • Swept
      4 m
      10 m
    • Sweep
      25 deg
      68 deg
    • Aspect ratio
      1
      26
    • Disc area
      1 m2
      460 m2
    • Main rotor diameter
      1 m
      62 m
    • Rotor number
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Blades per rotor
      4 qt
      5 qt
    • Disc loading
      17 kg/m2
      73 kg/m2
    • Tail rotor diameter
      0 m
      5 m
    • Empty weight
      8527 kg
      12792 kg
    • Max. takeoff weight (Gross weight)
      14696 kg
      22045 kg
    • Loaded weight
      5 kg
      242500 kg
    • Crew
      4 per.
      8 per.
    • Useful load
      26 kg
      90700 kg
    • Payload
      23 kg
      122470 kg
    • Capacity passengers
      1 per.
      400 per.
    • Hardpoints
      1 qt
      2576 qt
    • Ground Speed
      96 km/h
      1500 km/h
    • Max. Speed
      257 km/h
      387 km/h
    • Сruise Speed
      220 km/h
      332 km/h
    • Stall Speed
      40 km/h
      258 km/h
    • Landing Speed
      68 km/h
      270 km/h
    • Minimum control speed
      24 km/h
      113 km/h
    • Never exceed speed
      107 km/h
      1050 km/h
    • Fuel Capacity
      23 l
      320000 l
    • Fuel External
      142 l
      10025 l
    • Power/mass
      0 hp/kg
      23 hp/kg
    • Thrust/weight
      0 kN/kg
      3 kN/kg
    • Afterburning thrust
      29 kN/kg
      980 kN/kg
    • Total Power
      2944 hp
      4416 hp
    • Thrust
      1 kN
      1914 kN
    • Service ceiling
      4876 m
      7316 m
    • Static ceiling
      3 m
      5485 m
    • Range (Ferry range)
      978 km
      1468 km
    • Range PTB (Ferry range)
      720 km
      10000 km
    • Сombat radius
      277 km
      7210 km
    • Endurance
      0 h
      150 h
    • Takeoff roll
      20 m
      3200 m
    • Landing roll
      20 m
      2570 m
    • Maximum glide ratio
      7
      43
    • Load factor from
      2 G
      9 G
    • Rate of climb
      1 m/min
      36000 m/min
    • Rate of sink
      36 m/min
      56 m/min
    • Time to altitude
      0 min
      105 min
    • Propellers
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Prop diameter
      1 m
      6 m
    • Prop blade number
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Guns
      1 qt
      18 qt
    • Bombs
      1 qt
      250 qt
    • Missiles
      1 qt
      24 qt
    • Rockets
      1 qt
      76 qt
    • Torpedoes
      1 qt
      4 qt
    • Bombs weight
      2 kg
      39000 kg
    • Rockets weight
      1 kg
      48 kg
    • Number built
      33 qt
      51 qt
    • Price
      60861 USD
      91293 USD

Shorts S.23 Empire

TypeAircraft
Company

Short Brothers

Scheme

Monoplane

High wing

Geometry
Length (m)
1.9
 
26.8
88.7
Height (m)
0.6
 
9.7
50.1
Wings
Wing area (m2)
1.1
 
139.4
925
Wingspan (Beam) (m)
0.1
 
34.8
95
Weights
Empty weight (kg)
8
 
10,659.4
276,800
Max. takeoff weight (Gross weight) (kg)
154
 
18,370.5
575,000
Capacity
Crew (per.)
1
 
6
112
Speeds
Max. Speed (km/h)
25
 
322
28,165
Сruise Speed (km/h)
52
 
276
3,087
Power
Total Power (hp)
0.4
 
3,680
60,000
4 powerplants 920 hp each
Performance
Service ceiling (m)
0.6
 
6,096
161,544
Range (Ferry range) (km)
4
 
1,223
40,700
Stat
Number built (qt)
0
 
42
43,000
Price (USD)
41.5
 
76,077.1
750.0 million
Introduction 1936
First flight 03.07.1936
Stop production 1946

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