Aermacchi AL-60. Specifications. A photo.
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Aermacchi AL-60. Specifications. A photo.

Aermacchi AL-60. Specifications. A photo.

 

Aermacchi AL-60 - light civilian aircraft manufactured by «Aermacchi» with 1959 years.

 

Aermacchi AL-60  a photo 

 

Despite the fact that the aircraft was produced exclusively by the Mexican company "Aermacchi" and the Argentine aircraft company "Atlas Aircraft Corporation", the aircraft was designed and developed by the specialists of the American company "Lockheed", however, it was not produced in the United States due to the fact that the final project was sold.

Initially, the aircraft was developed exclusively for the needs of civil aviation, while it was assumed that the aircraft of this model would be operated in the commercial sphere, but in reality, the aircraft received the greatest distribution in private operation, where it was used by the owners to cover their own needs and purposes. ... In addition, in the 60s, the aircraft was also actively used in military aviation, where it was mainly used for patrolling the area, as well as transporting small groups of military contingent.

 

Photo Aermacchi AL-60 

 

Despite its small size, and the length of the aircraft is only 8,8 meters, the plane is able to accommodate up to 8 people on its board, including also the pilot, which at its own price, should attract the maximum attention from the customers. Nevertheless, in view of the constrained conditions on board the aircraft, in fact, only 5-6 people were transported on board, or the amount of cargo equivalent to them by weight. Experts believe that the main reason for the non-acceptance of this model of aircraft by commercial companies is a short flight distance - the maximum distance from the Aermacchi AL-60 is only 885 kilometers, which is not always justified.

The power plant of the aircraft Aermacchi AL-60 presented piston turbocharged Continental TSIO-470-B-A1A, able to develop traction in 260 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft and a high load capacity and high flight speed component in maximizing their value of about 280 km \ h. Powerplant Aermacchi AL-60 are highly reliable, however, because of the cost of the turbine requires some maintenance.

 

Aircraft Aermacchi AL-60 

 

Production aircraft Aermacchi AL-60 1972 model lasted for a year, and during this period has been presented several different options, different, usually minor technical improvements:

  • Lockheed L-402 - A prototype of the aircraft used in the design of the aircraft;
  • LASA-60 - The production version of the aircraft manufactured in Mexico;
  • Aermacchi AL-60B-1 Santa Maria - A modified version of the aircraft;
  • Aermacchi AL-60B-2 Santa Maria - The production version of the company «Aermacchi»;
  • Aermacchi AL-60C-5 Conestoga - Version designed for South Africa;
  • Aermacchi AL-60F-5 Trojan - An improved version designed for operation in Africa;
  • Atlas C4M Kudu - A modified version designed for operation in Africa.

 

Specifications Aermacchi AL-60.

 

  • Crew: 1 chelvoeka;
  • Passenger: 7 people (depending on layout);
  • aircraft Length: 8,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,84 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,25 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 998 kg .;
  • Payload: 748 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1746 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 206 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 283 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 885 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 6700 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental TSIO-470-B-A1A;
  • Power: 260 hp

 

 

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