Piaggio P.148. Specifications. A photo.
Piaggio P.148. Specifications. A photo.

Piaggio P.148. Specifications. A photo.


Piaggio P.148 - Italian light multi-purpose aircraft, manufactured with 1951, the company «Piaggio Aero».


Piaggio P.148 photo


The production of this aircraft was initiated solely for the purpose of its subsequent distribution to private customers, and, should recognize the fact that in spite of the rather limited size and the possibility of reception on board only two people, the plane has become a very popular aircraft.

The first development aircraft Piaggio P.148 began in 1949 year, while, in less than two years, the Italian aircraft manufacturers have managed to create enough high-grade aircraft, which in some cases actively continue to operate to this day.

Small dimensions of the aircraft Piaggio P.148 provide aircraft maneuverability is very good, so you can use this aircraft as a sports aircraft, however, the exterior design has not been thoroughly worked out, and according to experts, this is one of the reasons for the small serial production of aircraft this model.

In the early 70-ies are actively interested in aircraft and military, which are supposed to use the aircraft as a training tool for training future military pilots. Specially Piaggio P.148 aircraft design has been optimized for the needs of the Italian Air Force, and in the early 70-ies of the aircraft enrolled in a small amount in the Italian Air Force, which however, are not exploited and long - up to 1979 years.


Photo Piaggio P.148


The cabin of the aircraft Piaggio P.148 designed for taking on board only two people that carried a certain number of restrictions for private use of aircraft. In an aircraft, there is only a small luggage compartment can accommodate up here 20-30 kilogram payload, although the actual capabilities of the aircraft are much higher. Among other things, thanks to the paired control levers, the plane was used actively and private aviakluba for pilot training, was used as a sports aircraft, and others.

Due to the robust structure of the wing, the aircraft Piaggio P.148 can well withstand high both positive and negative accelerations, which makes it highly reliable runtime fly.

The Piaggio P.148 power plant consists of one Lycoming O-435-A four-cylinder piston aircraft engine capable of developing power up to 190 hp, which is quite a lot for a light aircraft of this type. The maximum flight speed of the Piaggio P.148 aircraft is 234 km / h, with a maximum travel distance of 925 kilometers, which in turn is very acceptable, especially considering the period of production of the aircraft.


Aircraft Piaggio P.148


For the full release cycle model aircraft Piaggio P.148 over a hundred civilian aircraft have been built, and about 70 military, of which to date only a few units are in operation.


Specifications Piaggio P.148.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 8,44 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,4 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 876 kg .;
  • Payload: 404 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1280 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 234 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 925 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-435-A;
  • Power: 190 hp



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