The Short Belfast

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Country of origin
United Kingdom

Type
Heavy lift turboprop freighter

Powerplants
Four 4275kW (5730shp) RollsRoyce Tyne RTy 12 turboprops driving four blade constant speed propellers.

Performance
Max cruising speed 566km/h (306kt), typical cruising speed 510km/h (275kt). Service ceiling 30,000ft. Range with max payload and reserves approximately 1575km (850nm), range with 10 tonne (22,000lb) payload 6200km (3350nm), range with max fuel and reserves 8530km (4605nm).

Weights
Operating empty 59,020kg (130,000lb), max takeoff 104,325kg (230,000lb). Max payload 34,000kg (75,000lb).

Dimensions
Wing span 48.41m (158ft 10in), length 41.58m (136ft 5in), height 14.33m (47ft 0in). Wing area 229.1m2 (2466sq ft).

Capacity
Flightcrew of three or four comprising two pilots, a flight engineer and possibly a navigator. Can accommodate a wide variety of oversize and heavy cargoes such as heavy machinery, industrial equipment such as generators and small aircraft and helicopters.

Production
Only 10 Belfasts built specifically for the UK's Royal Air Force. One remains in commercial service with Heavylift in 1998 (none are in military service).

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