Piaggio P.149 D. Photo. Characteristics.
Piaggio P.149 D. Photo. Characteristics.

Piaggio P.149 D. Photo. Characteristics.


A type: a single-engine piston training aircraft and a coherent aircraft

CapacityTwo pilots are arranged side by side, and a two or three passengers

Initially, the company "Piaggio» (Piaggio) developed the aircraft as a civilian four-using many structural components from its R.148 aircraft, flying in the Air Force in Italy. Initially, in the middle of 1950-ies was built by a small number of these aircraft, however production has reached the level of real profitable after order 72 aircraft received from the German Air Force in 1956 year.

Then, between the companies Piagio and Focke-Wulf, a licensing deal was concluded, in which the famous German manufacturer built 190 aircraft. This aircraft, which received the designation P.149D in operation in the German Air Force, was used to perform training tasks and for communication, and in time was used by three “C” schools preparing future pilots of reciprocating aircraft; the plane supplanted the Teksan T-6, which was outdated for this task. The P.149D aircraft released from military service were gradually transferred to the Nigerian, Tanzanian and Uganda air forces as part of the German military assistance program at the end of 1960-x and the beginning of 1970-s.

The last German planes were decommissioned in the early 1980-ies, although the aircraft, caught in Africa were announced neekspluatiruyuschimisya a few years earlier. Several aircraft P.149D, served in the German Air Force, appeared in the civil registers in several European countries.

Basic data


· Length: 8,8 m

· Wingspan: 11,12 m

· Height: 2,9 m

The weight:

· Empty: 1160 kg

· Maximum take-off: 1680 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

· Maximum speed: 304 km / h

· Flight range: 1090 km

Power point: G0-480-B1A6 of "Lycoming"

Power: 270 l. from. (201 kW)

Date of first flight:

· 19 July 1953 of the year

The surviving airworthy modifications: P.149D