I first saw the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer (Twin Pin) at the Muzium Pengangkutan Melaka in Melacca, Malaysia, but didn’t think much of it. Years later I read about it in Aeroplane Magazine, and got hooked. I then went down to Malaysia again to see their Airforce Museum in Kuala Lumpur, but it was in the middle of Ramadan, and the museum was closed.
In this project, I have used the 3-View from the Aeroplane magazine and I plan to go to England to take some photos of the Twin Pin this summer.
The Twin Pin is a STOL aircraft used by the RAF as a transporter, mainly in Malaysia during the communist insurgence. Later the aircraft was bought by the Malaysian Airforce as well as other air-forces in the region.
Crew: Two (pilot and co-pilot)
Capacity: Up to 13 troops or 2,000 lb (907 kg) of cargo
Length: 45 ft 3 in (13.79 m)
Wingspan: 76 ft 6 in (23.32 m)
Height: 12 ft 3 in (3.73 m)
Wing area: 670 ft² (62 m²)
Empty weight: 10,062 lb (4,564 kg)
Loaded weight: 14,600 lb (6,622 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 14,600 lb (6,622 kg)
Powerplant: 2× Alvis Leonides 531 radial engine, 640 hp (564 kW) each
Maximum speed: 143 knots (165 mph, 266 km/h)
Range: 695 nm (791 mi, 1,287 km)
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,098 m)
Rate of climb: 1,250 ft/min (381 m/min)