Piper PA-24 Comanche. Specification. A photo.
Piper PA-24 Comanche. Specification. A photo.

Piper PA-24 Comanche. Specification. A photo.


Piper PA-24 Comanche - American single-engine light aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft from the 1957 1972 of the year.


Photo Piper PA-24 Comanche


Development of the aircraft Piper PA-24 Comanche was carried out without any training environment based on other models of the aircraft manufacturer, but, in general, easy-motor aircraft is well-proven, and after a number of conducted tests, including the first flight of the prototype in the middle of 1956 years This model has been started in mass production.


Piper PA-24 Comanche photos


Small-engine aircraft of general purpose Piper PA-24 Comanche positioned as four-bed aircraft - 1 pilot and three passengers, with, for the entire production period, the production line aircraft building plant Piper Aircraft Corporation descended 4857 aircraft, most of which continue to operate and now - partly owned airline, partly in private ownership.

The basic version of the production model Piper PA-24 Comanche considered a version of Piper PA-24-180 Comanche, also known as the Comanche 180, possessing a piston aircraft engine Lycoming O-360-A1A capacity 180 hp The aircraft was able to overcome 1300 km at speeds of the order of 257 km \ h, which makes it a very modern and efficient in terms of use. During the production period of 1143 aircraft was built, of which, at the end of the year 2014, in operation were about 900 units.


Piper PA-24 Comanche


In 1958, Piper Aircraft Corporation introduced a new modification - Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, also referred to simply as Comanche 250. Thanks to the new power plant, which includes the Lycoming O-540 aircraft engine with an output of 250 hp, the aircraft could accelerate to high speeds - the cruising speed of this aircraft was 298 km / h, which is why the model was also very popular. Among other things, aviation engineers installed on the current modification fuel tanks of increased volume, strengthened the fuselage of the aircraft and increased the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft. During the production period, which lasted from 1958 to 1972 year, 2537 aircraft of this version were built.


CabinPiper PA-24 Comanche


In 1965 year, aircraft manufacturers have presented a model Piper PA-24-260 Comanche (Comanche 260), the main difference was that the new engine Lycoming IO-540 with fuel injection, which has a capacity of 260 hp In addition to the power plant has been significantly redesigned fuselage of the aircraft, increased the maximum flight range, increased maximum takeoff weight, etc. Among other things, based on the version of the Comanche 260 appeared other planes belonging to the current modifications, in particular, this includes Piper PA-24-260B (produced from 1966 on 1968 year), Piper PA-24-260C (produced from 1969 on 1972 ) and Piper PA-24-260TC (available only with 1970 1972 on year).

Model Piper PA-24-300 1967 was introduced in the year, but in essence, this version is a modification mounted with a motor capacity of 300 hp For unknown reasons, the mass production version has not been started.

In 1961, was built two prototype Piper PA-24-380, the power plant was submitted motor Lycoming IO-720-A1A capacity 380 hp, which allows you to set new speed records fly. Subsequently, both produced prototypes were converted to version Comanche 400 (Piper PA-24-400).

Model Piper PA-24-400 Comanche, better known under the name of Comanche 400? Notable for not only more productive engine capacity in 400 hp, allowing the aircraft to accelerate to record speeds of flight, but also exterior design, designed specifically to give the aircraft a spectacular view, and to ensure maximum aerodynamic shape. The maximum flight speed of this version is 360 km \ h, which allows you to quickly travel long distances.

Among other things, based on the small-engine aircraft Piper PA-24 Comanche developed other models, in particular, it refers to aircrafts Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche and Piper PA-33, which is the original version with a pressurized cabin and a modified chassis.


Specifications Piper PA-24 Comanche.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,62 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 10,98 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,29 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 804 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 647 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1452 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 298 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 321 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1970 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 5945 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-540 (depending on version);
  • Power: 260 hp (Depending on version).


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