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Saro SR.53

SR.53, Cosford
SR.53, Cosford

Production Details

Design Company:

Saunders-Roe Limited

First Flight:

16 May 1957

SR.53:

2 - Saunders-Roe Limited

Type Specification

Applies to:

Saunders-Roe SR.53

Type:

Experimental rocket and jet powered aircraft

Wing:

Mid wing cantilever monoplane, wing is all metal and has swept leading edge

Fuselage:

All metal construction

Tail Unit:

Cantilever tailplane mounted on top of fin

Landing Gear:

Retractable tricycle type. Main gear retract inward into wing. Nose gear retracts forward into fuselage

Power Plant:

One 8,000 lb de Havilland Spectre rocket and one 1,640 lb st Armstrong Siddeley ASV.8 Viper turbojet mounted at rear of fuselage Viper above Spectre

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in enclosed cockpit

Dimensions

Span:

25 ft 1.25 in

Length:

45 ft

Height:

10 ft 10 in

Wing Area:

274 sq ft

Weights

Equipped:

7,400 lb

Maximum:

18,400 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

Mach 2 above 35,000 ft

Climb:

2 min 12 sec from brakes to 50,000 ft

Preserved in British Museums

SR.53:

XD145 - Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford Airfield - Display

Web Sites

http://www.unrealaircraft.com/classics/sr_53_177.php


Page Created: 18 May 2003

Last Update: 1 August 2004

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