Pöschel Equator. Specifications. A photo.
Pöschel Equator. Specifications. A photo.

Pöschel Equator. Specifications. A photo.


Pöschel Equator - German amphibious aircraft designed in 1970, the aircraft manufacturer «Pöschel Aircraft», later renamed the company «Equator Aircraft».


Pöschel Equator photo


The development of this multi-purpose aircraft started by German aircraft manufacturers in 1965 year, with the main purpose of the initialization start design work served as the need for a suitable aircraft for the transport of passengers and goods is capable to carry out landing on water.

A sufficiently long period of development of the Pöschel Equator aircraft was associated with several re-optimizations of the aircraft design, in particular, it was initially assumed that the aircraft would belong to the class of light aircraft, but since the project would hardly be able to recoup itself in the shortest time, it was decided to expand The internal space of the aircraft, thereby allowing the placement of more people or cargo, and to ensure the aircraft is very popular. Nevertheless, the aircraft was never able to find significant support from potential customers, therefore only the 3 aircraft of this model were built by German aircraft builders for the entire production cycle.


Photo Pöschel Equator


Aircraft Pöschel Equator can pick up on your board up to 6 people, including one pilot and five passengers. In addition, thanks to a sufficiently powerful propulsion system used on this model of the aircraft, the aircraft is capable of carrying on his board and to 1 ton payload.

Despite the fact that the Pöschel Equator never gained popularity, German aircraft manufacturers have re-optimized this aircraft many times, mainly replacing the power plant with a more powerful and productive one on the current versions. The basic version of the Pöschel Equator aircraft has a Lycoming TIO-541 turbocharged six-cylinder piston aircraft engine capable of developing a power of 310 hp, but later versions were also equipped with turboprop power plants, due to which the flight speed was accordingly increased to higher rates. The maximum flight range of the German amphibious aircraft Pöschel Equator is very impressive, and amounts to 5400 kilometers, which in turn provides ample opportunities to overcome long distances.


Aircraft Pöschel Equator


Among the issued and planned to release versions of the aircraft Pöschel Equator should note the following:

  • Pöschel P-300 Equator;
  • Pöschel P-350 Equator;
  • Pöschel P-400 Equator;
  • Pöschel P-420 Turbo Equator;
  • Pöschel P-420 Twin Equator;
  • Pöschel P-450 Equator;
  • Pöschel P-550 Turbo Equator;
  • Equator P2 Excursion.


Specifications Pöschel Equator.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 8,52 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 12,4 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,1 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 800 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1800 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 385 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 490 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 5400 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 9000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: Lycoming TIO-541 (depending on modification);
  • Power: 310 hp (Depending on version).



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