The Piaggio P-166 has been implicit just little numbers however has been utilized within a wide mixed bag of utility missions.
Proposed for common utilization when composed in the late 1950s, the P-166 peculiarities a vast lodge which has been put to use in a mixture of common, military and semi military parts, while its gull wing with tip tanks and pusher motors setup like that on the P-136 land and water proficient, guarantees it is effortlessly distinguished.
The model P-166 first flew on November 16, 1957, and conveyances of the beginning P-166al-1 generation model occurred from April 1959. Only 23 were manufactured before generation exchanged to the P-166bl-2 Portofino, which emphasized all the more capable 285kw (380hp) motors and an expanded max takeoff weight of 3800kg (8377lb). Five Portofinos were constructed, while a few prior P-166s were changed over to that standard with the all the more effective motors.
The Italian Air Force got 51 of the military model, the P-166ml-1, for correspondence and preparing obligations. This had an additional cockpit entryway, a bigger principle stacking entryway, and a reinforced floor.
The P-166s Albatross was fabricated for the South African Air Force as an inquiry and-salvage and reconnaissance form, twenty of which were manufactured.
The P-166cl-2 was presented in 1964 and emphasized a bigger lodge and 3950kg (8708lb) max takeoff weight. It could situate 12 travelers however just two were assembled. It had an outer arriving rigging case.
The P-166dl-2 had an expanded fuel limit in the wingtip tanks, and a higher MTOW of 4100kg (9039lb).
The turboprop LTP-101 controlled P-166dl-3 first flew in 1976 and was certificated in 1978. Alitalia has taken conveyance of a few for utilization as group mentors, however most have been for the Italian government and military. Creation of the radar and FLIR prepared P-166dl-3/SEM proceeded into the 1990s for the Italian Coastguard and it stays accessible on interest.
The 459kw (615shp) Pratt & Whitney Pt6a-121 controlled P-166dp-1 first flew in May 1999, eight have been requested by the Italian Customs and Coastguard.
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