What are the fastest turboprops out there?
The Tupolev TU-114 cruised at 415 knots.
The fastest you’re likely to see flying in the US is the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 at 360 knots.
Here’s a Horizon Q400 @ 406knots FL250 tonight http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QXE324/history/20070514/0354Z/KSEA/KGTF/tracklog
The Dash8-400 and the Saab 2000 are certainly the fastest “airline” turboprops, although the only Saab 2000s in the US seem to be with Nascar teams and one with the US Justice Department
Justice Dept SAAB 2000 at Miami last week. Appeared to be flying deportees.
Hopefully they’ll buy some A380s or 747-8s!!![/quote]
That’s a ground speed. ground speed is subject to wind.
Did jgona intend us to give the fastest ground speed or TAS for a turboprop?