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The Next Step

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 July 1953



ALL who saw the Vulcan delta‐wing bomber at Farnborough last September were impressed with the possibilities of the configuration as the basis for a long‐range civil airliner. Messrs. A. V. ROE have now confirmed the correctness of this prognostication by announcing that they have in its early stages a design for an aeroplane of this type to be called the Atlantic—an appropriate name for a machine which is intended to provide a non‐stop passenger service between London and New York. The cruising speed is estimated to be 600 m.p.h. at 40,000 feet; it will have a span of 121 feet; length, 145 feet; fuselage diameter, 12.5 feet; gross weight, 200,000 lb. Delivery is promised in 1958 subject to a reasonable production order being received. Three alternative layouts for the passenger accommodation have been prepared providing for 94 (basic), 74 (luxury) and 113 (tourist) seats respectively.


(1953), "The Next Step", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 189-189.




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