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  • I was flying on Porter Airlines and they had an info card about how similar the Bombardier (I still say DeHavallind) Dash 8 Q400s are to the Bombardier CSeries they have ordered are. There was a cool overlay photo to show relative sizes and shapes: Looking at that image, it got me wondering about the straight vs angled wing. Straight vs angled tails, etc. I get that a jet is faster than a turbo prop. Cseries cruise speeds are: Mach 0.78 (828 km/h, 447 kn, 514 mph) Dash8 Q400 cruise speeds are: 414 mph (667 km/h) 360 knots Those are pretty close and yet that is a pretty radical