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Rolls-Royce RB.53 Dart

The Engine Specifications (RDa.7)
 
Rolls-Royce began development of the RB.53 Dart in 1946.  A turboprop engine, the Dart first flew in a Lancaster engine test aircraft in 1947.  Production began in 1952 for the Viscount.

Over 7,000 engines were produced before the Dart went out of production in the late 1990s.

Turboprop
Compressor: 2-stage centrifugal
Turbine: 3-stage axial
Mass flow: 21.5 lbs/sec
Pressure ratio: 5.4
 
Models Used by
 
Dart RDa.7/1 Mk 525: 2,100 hp (1566 kW)
Dart Mk 536-7R: 2,320 hp (1730 kW)
Convair 600/640
Fokker F-27
Vickers Viscount
 
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