Pilatus P-3. Specifications. A photo.
Pilatus P-3. Specifications. A photo.

Pilatus P-3. Specifications. A photo.


Pilatus P-3 - light multipurpose Swiss aircraft designed in 1953, the company «Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.».


Pilatus P-3 photo


The design of the Pilatus P-3 was started by Swiss aircraft builders in 1950. Initially, the new aircraft was supposed to be used exclusively as a training airplane that could be used both in civil aviation and in the military. Nevertheless, this aircraft subsequently underwent a number of important changes, and as a result it was also very actively used as a private aircraft, which led to an increase in the popularity of the project, however, the production of the aircraft of this model was very limited - for the entire production period, Only 78 copies of this aircraft.

Aircraft Pilatus P-3 has a compact design of its fuselage, this ensures that the aircraft good aerodynamic performance, which in turn, by using a rather powerful propulsion system provides high maneuverability, thereby allowing the aircraft and used as a sports aircraft.

Due to the fact that the plane Pilatus P-3 can be used for aerobatic stunt, the fuselage of the aircraft further hardened, which offers increased operational safety.

The first flight of the air ship model Pilatus P-3 held in September 1953, moreover, largely due to the fact that the project has successfully completed all required tests, and in the course of testing the aircraft no deviations from the norms established by the aircraft manufacturers have been identified already in the same year deployed and the release of the model aircraft.


Photo Pilatus P-3


The cabin of the multipurpose aircraft is capable of accommodating two persons on board - one pilot and one passenger, and due to the compact size of the cabin, no cargo can be carried on board the Pilatus P-3 aircraft. Nevertheless, this factor did not affect the popularity of the aircraft, although it introduced some limitations in the operation of this aircraft. Pilatus P-3 can be used for training purposes, for which there is a paired control system, and the current model of the aircraft has proved itself in this area, where it continues to be used even today, despite more than 60-year history .

The aircraft Pilatus P-3 equipped powerplant brand Lycoming GO-435-C2A, which is having a capacity of 260 hp, able to give the aircraft maximum airspeed in 315 km \ h., While the maximum range of the following aircraft limited distance in 750 kilometers.


Specifications Pilatus P-3.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 8,75 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,4 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,05 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1110 kg .;
  • Payload: 390 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1500 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 315 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 750 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 550 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming GO-435-C2A;
  • Power: 260 HP



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