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Percival P.66 Pembroke / President



The Percival Pembroke was a British high-wing twin-engined light transport aircraft built by the Percival Aircraft Company, later Hunting Percival.

The Pembroke was a development of the Percival Prince civil transport. The Pembroke is basically an eight-seat Service transport developed from the Prince 3 and Sea Prince, with increased span and rearward-facing passenger seats. The prototype flew on 21 November 1952.

Production for the RAF and the Air Forces of Belgium, Southern Rhodesia and Sweden was complete in early 1958. Sixteen Pembroke C.52s were obtained by the Swedish Air Force in 1955 and designated Tp-83s.


The Pembroke C.1 were used as eight seat communications aircraft and a version with a clear-view nose and camera stations in the main cabin fr air survey and photography was in service in the Belgian Air Force in 1956.
Belgian Air Force Pembroke


Pembroke C.52


A civil version known as the Prince Series 5 was under development. Appearing as the President, the first airline order for Presidents was placed in 1957 by a Spanish local operator.


Percival Pembroke C Mk.1
Engine : 2 x Alvis Leonides 127, 533 hp
Length : 46 ft 0 in / 14.02 m
Height : 16.076 ft / 4.9 m
Wingspan : 64 ft 6 in / 19.66 m
Max take off weight : 13503.4 lb / 6124.0 kg
Max. speed : 162 kt / 300 km/h
Service ceiling : 21982 ft / 6700 m
Range : 999 nm / 1850 km
Crew : 2 + 8



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