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B.88


The first prototype, two-seat B-54 with the Rolls-Royce Griffon 56 piston engine and counterrotating propellers flew on 20 September, 1949. The second prototype with a crew of three flew on 3 May 1950. The third prototype was a turboprop-powered B-88 flown on 19 July 1950.
No series production followed.

B-88
Engine: 1 x Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba, 2200kW
Take-Off Weight: 5938 kg / 13091 lb
Wingspan: 13.46 m / 44 ft 2 in
Length: 13.0 m / 42 ft 8 in
Height: 5.11 m / 16 ft 9 in
Max. Speed: 515 km/h / 320 mph
Crew: 3

 

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