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Hawker Siddeley Trident

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Aircraft Data

The Hawker Siddeley Trident was a British built three-engined airliner which was designed to a British European Airways (BEA) specification.

The original Trident 1 delivered to BEA improved 1C and 1E versions were then developed. The Trident Two was a longer range and stretched fuselage version. The Trident 3B another stretched version which also had a RB162 booster engine in the tail

Summary data for Hawker Siddeley Trident -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom1962117n/a396 - 180


3 x Rolls Royce Spey (11000 - 14500 lbf) turbofan engines.

The Rolls Royce RB162-86 boost engine, unique to the Trident 3B, is mounted in a pod in the tail above the central engine.


Dimensions for Hawker Siddeley Trident -
Length (Trident 3B)
Wing Span98 ft. 0 in. (Trident 3B)
Height28 ft. 2 in. (Trident 3B)
Empty Weight (Trident 3B)
Max Weight155,000 lbs. (Trident 3B)


Performance of Hawker Siddeley Trident -
Max Speed582 mph (Trident 3B)
Cruise Speed550 mph (Trident 3B)
Ceiling36,000 ft. (Trident 3B)
Normal Range1,600nm (Trident 3B)
Max Range1,800nm (Trident 3B)

Updated 17th February 2009

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