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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.

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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