Socata TB-9 Tampico \ Sprint. Characteristics. Photo.
Socata TB-9 Tampico \ Sprint. Characteristics. Photo.

Socata TB-9 Tampico \ Sprint. Characteristics. Photo.


Socata TB-9 Tampico - French light-engine aircraft produced since 1975, the French aircraft manufacturer Socata and belonging to the family of light-aircraft Socata TB Family.


Socata TB-9 Tampico Photo


The development of light aircraft Socata TB-9 Tampico began in the early 70-ies of the last century, and, the aircraft itself was projected on the basis of earlier models that emphasized some elements of the design.

Aircraft Socata TB-9 Tampico is a four-seater aircraft designed to carry passengers for distances up to 1170 kilometers, and, thanks to the four-cylinder power plant provided a piston aircraft engine capacity of 160 hp, the aircraft is able to accelerate up to speed in 232 km \ h . (maximum speed of flight).


Photo Socata TB-9 Tampico


Socata TB-9 Tampico is used in most cases to carry passenger traffic, however, a modification can be used as a training aircraft for training future pilots - paired control and the minimum number of options could not be better suited for this.

Aircraft landing gear is rigidly fixed, in a sense increases resistance during the flight, the aircraft reduces the maneuverability and degrades its management.

Despite the fact that the French aircraft manufacturers have positioned the aircraft as a multipurpose aircraft, in fact, aircraft Socata TB-9 Tampico is not, as for transportation of goods, as well as to perform other tasks, he simply does not fit.


Cabin Socata TB-9 Tampico


In addition to the basic version, based on aircraft have been established and modified, however, virtually no change in the flight performance of the model, they are not made.

Socata TB-9 Tampico Club - Quadruple aircraft with dual control, allowing to train future pilots. Except for some minor changes, it is an analogue of the basic version.

Model Socata TB-9C Tampico Club is an improved version of the training model.

Version Socata TB-9 Sprint is an improved modification of the basic model with a fairing installed, which reduce aerodynamic drag of the aircraft when the flight.

Modification of the Socata TB-9 Sprint GT is an improved version of the Sprint model with a number of minor improvements will not affect the flight performance of the aircraft.


Specifications Socata TB-9 Tampico \ Sprint.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,7 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,8 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 670 kg .;
  • Payload: 480 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1150 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 226 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 232 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1170 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3050 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-360-A1AD (depending on version);
  • Power: 160 hp


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