Vulcanair Canguro. Specifications. A photo.
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Vulcanair Canguro. Specifications. A photo.

Vulcanair Canguro. Specifications. A photo.

Vulcanair Canguro - civilian turboprop multipurpose aircraft, designed by Italian aircraft manufacturer «General Avia» at the end of 70-ies.

Vulcanair Canguro photo

The development of this aircraft began with Italian engineers and designers in 1977, and in just one and a half years, it was possible to create a small aircraft capable of carrying passengers on routes of local and regional importance, in view of which, as expected, the aircraft was to gain high popularity among Customers, however, due to a number of technical flaws and a rather high cost, the project of this civil aircraft was doomed to failure - for the entire production period there was a post Only 11 aircraft have been rotated, of which, at present, only two are known to operate.

Photo Vulcanair Canguro

Despite the fact that his first flight of the aircraft Vulcanair Canguro implemented in 1978, the project was sent for another four years of technical improvements, which led to a rise in the cost of the aircraft and the identification of new problems with the operation, which is why a few years of being in production, the aircraft was not able to win customers.

The aircraft can accommodate up to 11 people - 2 crew members and 9 passengers, which in turn exceeded the capabilities of other aircraft, however, two turboprop power plants burned an enormous amount of fuel, which in turn made the operation of the aircraft impractical. In fact, the aircraft is also suitable for the carriage of goods, however, in this case, its transport characteristics are limited by the dimensions of the cargo and the maximum mass in 1,5 tons.

Aircraft Vulcanair Canguro

Two turboprop aircraft engines Allison 250-B17C, used in the aircraft as a power plant, can accelerate the aircraft to speed in 306 km / h, which is quite a bit, especially given the high fuel consumption. The power plant of the aircraft is highly reliable, however, is very expensive in terms of its maintenance. The maximum flight range of this aircraft is 1580 kilometers.

Aircraft Vulcanair Canguro was designed by Italian aircraft manufacturers in two different versions, among which is to specify:

  • Vulcanair SF600 Canguro - 1982 version of the year, with used Allison 250-B17C turboprop engines;
  • Vulcanair SF600A Canguro - Improved modification with increased maximum take-off weight, modified wing profile, Allison 250-B17F / 1 powerplant and a number of other minor technical changes and innovations.

Specifications Vulcanair Canguro.

  • Crew: 1-2 person;
  • Passenger: 9 people;
  • aircraft Length: 12,15 m .;
  • Wingspan: 15 m. (Depending on version);
  • Plane Height: 4,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1875 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1525 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3400 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 287 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 306 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1580 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7315 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Allison 250-B17C (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 420 hp

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