Globe Swift. Specifications. A photo.
Globe Swift. Specifications. A photo.

Globe Swift. Specifications. A photo.


Globe Swift - lightweight two-seater sports aircraft manufactured by American aircraft company «Globe Aircraft».


Photo Globe Swift 


Despite the fact that the first plane Globe Swift was unveiled in 1946 year, the first development of this aircraft began in the middle of 40-ies, thus, this easy-motor aircraft even had time for some information to take part in the Second World War, which is not quite able to prove itself, however, made some additions to the radical change of hostilities.

In the post-war period, thanks to a good aerodynamic design of the fuselage, small dimensions, a powerful power unit, and also high maneuverability, the aircraft was defined as a sports aircraft, which, however, found much more popularity in private operation. The popularity of this aircraft is evidenced by the fact that from 1946 year on 1979 year it was possible to build more than one and a half thousand planes of this model, of which, to date, only 926 Globe Swift aircraft are in operation in the USA and Canada (according to data For 2013 year.).


Globe Swift photo


Because of the small size of the aircraft, in the cabin can accommodate just two people, but it is perhaps the only one negative point, because in general, the plane is quite functional, which is why its production and was carried out over more than three decades. Subsequently, when the plane Globe Swift began publishing company TEMCO, aeronautical engineer improved the aircraft, in particular by extending the cockpit, and allowing transport and some of the cargo, in particular luggage people are still on board.

The power plant Globe Swift consists of one six-cylinder aircraft engine piston Continental C125 ability to develop traction in 125 hp Despite the fact that the engine is compared to modern aircraft can be considered a very low-power, the aircraft of this model can accelerate up to speed in 298 km \ h., And in addition, and overcome very impressive distances - maximum flight range of this model is 1852 kilometer.


Cabin Globe Swift


In total, for the entire period of production aircraft Globe Swift is known about the existence of two versions of the aircraft, including:

  • Globe GC-1A Swift - Version of the aircraft engine with a capacity of 85 hp .;
  • Globe GC-1B Swift - A modified version of which is let to 1947 years.


Specifications Globe Swift.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,35 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,94 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,88 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 621 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 155 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 776 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 226 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 298 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1852 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C125 (depending on version);
  • Power: 125 hp (Depending on version).


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