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Author Topic: [-] Saab 2000 speed mismatch  (Read 164 times)

Offline Ben

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[-] Saab 2000 speed mismatch
« on: November 10, 2015, 08:02:30 PM »
I'm not sure if this is intentional, however, the flavor text does not match the actual cruising speed for the Saab 2000 (in both GW#4 and #1).

Flavor text begins: "The Saab 2000 is one of the fastest turboprop airplanes in existence - it is able to cruise at a speed of over 665 km/h (360 kt)."

Information about the aircraft states:

Cruise speed   Mach 0.60 / 352 kts TAS

Also, a handy online converter suggests that 665km/h is actually closer to 359kts.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 11:23:48 AM by sami »

Offline Sami

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Re: Saab 2000 speed mismatch
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 08:10:40 PM »
The displayed TAS kts speed is calculated based on the cruise level and cruise mach (comes from the performance database). According to Jane's aircraft database the cruising speed at 31000 ft is 353 kts TAS also.

The description probably refers to max cruising speed at a lower level. (since 25000 ft max cruise speed is 366 kts).
« Last Edit: November 10, 2015, 08:14:32 PM by sami »


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