Piaggio P.136. Specifications. A photo.
Piaggio P.136. Specifications. A photo.

Piaggio P.136. Specifications. A photo.


Piaggio P.136 - Italian amphibious aircraft designed in 1948, the company «Piaggio Aero Industries Sp.A».


Photo Piaggio P.136


Design amphibious aircraft Piaggio P.136 started by Italian engineers in 40-ies of the last century. The main reason was the demand in the roomy aircraft, able to perform takeoff and landing on the water surface, while, though aircraft manufacturers and could build enough overall aircraft, it was decided it was the creation of cost-effective and efficient in terms of its operation of the aircraft, in connection with the Piaggio P.136 than model and began to have compact dimensions and a relatively low weight.


Piaggio P.136 photo


The amphibian aircraft Piaggio P.136 has a multi-purpose purpose, and it applies to civil aviation and the military sphere. If necessary, the aircraft can carry out commercial transportation, be a private vehicle, carry cargo on its board, participate in search and rescue operations, be used for patrolling the territory, etc. Nevertheless, despite all the prospects of this project, even for the present time, the Piaggio P.136 airplane was not quite popular - for the entire production period, aircraft builders built 65 aircraft of this model.

Multiple aircraft Piaggio P.136 underwent its first tested in 1948 year, and largely due to the fact that the Italian aviarazrabotchiki very professional attitude to this project, the plane Piaggio P.136 was able to successfully complete all of the required tests, in view of which was sent later and in mass production.


Aircraft Piaggio P.136


Aircraft Piaggio P.136 can carry on its board until 5 people, including the addition of one pilot and four passengers, and that provides the aircraft applicability in the commercial sector of civil aviation, for example, for passenger flights, or as a tourist aircraft. In addition to the transport of persons, aircraft Piaggio P.136 can also be transported on its board and small loads, total weight of which can be up to 800 kilos (including its own weight the pilot), which is quite acceptable.

Piaggio P.136 aircraft is equipped with two piston aircraft engines brands Lycoming GO-480-B, total tractive power which is 680 hp, allowing the aircraft not only the highest load capacity, but also allows you to perform flights at a cruising speed of about 280 km \ h., while the maximum range of the following aircraft is 1450 kilometers.

Amphibious aircraft Piaggio P.136 produced in five main ways:

  • Piaggio P.136F - Version of the aircraft equipped with engines Franklin brand;
  • Piaggio P.136L - Version equipped with motors Lycoming brand;
  • Piaggio P.136L-1 - Equipped with a modified version of the power plant consists of two engines brands Avco Lycoming GO-480-B;
  • Piaggio P.136L-2 - Modification, equipped with engines of the brand Avco Lycoming GSO-480;
  • Piaggio Royal Gull - Analogue version Piaggio P.136L-2, designed with the condition of the US market requirements.


Specifications Piaggio P.136


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 person;
  • aircraft Length: 10,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 13,54 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,83 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2110 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 885 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2995 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 280 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 340 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1450 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Lycoming GO-480-B (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 340 hp (Depending on version).


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