Oxford Diecast 72PP001 – 1/72 Scale Proctor Mk.V Diecast Model
|Length||16.7 cm||6.57 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||17.5 cm||6.89 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Display stand included.
1/72 Scale Percival P.34 Proctor Mk.V – Oxford Diecast 72PP001
The Percival Proctor is a British single-engined, radio trainer and communications aircraft. Developed from the Percival Vega Gull, it first flew on October 8, 1939, quickly entering service with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) of the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Mk IV remained in service with the RAF until 1955.
The Proctors Mks Is, IIs and IIIs were similar to the Vega Gull in design and performance. Later marks were a complete redesign, larger with inferior performance. Post war many of the early variants were sold into the civilian market. The aircraft type was grounded in the 1960s due to concerns with the degradation of the glue used in construction.
The Proctors airframes construction was of wood with fabric covering The fixed undercarriage is a tailwheel type with the main units mounted to the wing. It is powered by a single de Havilland Gipsy Queen II inverted four-cylinder, air-cooled, inline engine, driving a two-bladed propeller. It gave the Proctor a maximum speed of 257 km/h (160 mph) and a cruise speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). With a range of 805 km (500 mi) and a service ceiling of 4,265 m (14,000 ft).
The P.28 Proctor I (RAF), P.30 Proctor II (RN) P.31 Proctor III (Bomber Command) three-seat, radio/navigation trainer. The P.34 Proctor IV a four-seat radio trainer. The Proctor 5 a civil model of the Proctor IV went into production in 1945. A single floatplane, the Proctor 6 sold to the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1946.