Rolls-Royce RB.53 Dart
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.
- Dart RDa.7/1 Mk 525: 2,100 hp (1566 kW)
- Dart Mk 536-7R: 2,320 hp (1730 kW)
- Compressor: 2-stage centrifugal
- Turbine: 3-stage axial
- Mass flow: 21.5 lbs/sec
- Pressure ratio: 5.4
- Convair 600/640
- Fokker F-27
- Vickers Viscount