Piaggio P.149 D. Photo. Characteristics.
Piaggio P.149 D. Photo. Characteristics.

Piaggio P.149 D. Photo. Characteristics.




A type: a single-engine piston training aircraft and a coherent aircraft

CapacityTwo pilots are arranged side by side, and a two or three passengers

Initially, the company "Piaggio» (Piaggio) developed the aircraft as a civilian four-using many structural components from its R.148 aircraft, flying in the Air Force in Italy. Initially, in the middle of 1950-ies was built by a small number of these aircraft, however production has reached the level of real profitable after order 72 aircraft received from the German Air Force in 1956 year.

Then a licensing deal was concluded between the companies Piaggio and Focke-Wulf, according to which the famous German manufacturer built 190 aircraft. This aircraft, which was designated P.149D for operation in the German Air Force, was used for training tasks and for communication, and was eventually used by three "C" schools preparing future pilots for piston aircraft; the plane replaced the T-6 "Texan" aircraft that was obsolete for this purpose. The released P.149D aircraft were gradually transferred to the Air Forces of Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda as part of the German military aid program at the end of the 1960-1970-X.

The last German planes were decommissioned in the early 1980-ies, although the aircraft, caught in Africa were announced neekspluatiruyuschimisya a few years earlier. Several aircraft P.149D, served in the German Air Force, appeared in the civil registers in several European countries.

Basic data


· Length: 8,8 m

· Wing span: 11,12 m

· Height: 2,9 m

The weight:

· Empty: 1160 kg

· Maximum take-off: 1680 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

· Top speed: 304 km / h

· Range: 1090 km

Power point:G0-480-B1A6 of "Lycoming"

Power:270 l. from. (201 kW)

Date of first flight:

· 19 July 1953 year

The surviving airworthy modifications:P.149D