Partenavia P-68

  • CountryItaly
  • TypeSix/seven place light twin
  • PowerplantsP.68B - Two 150kW (200hp) Lycoming IO360A1B fuel injected flat four piston engines driving two blade constant speed propellers. P.68TC - Two 155kW (210hp) turbocharged Textron Lycoming TIO360C1A6Ds.
  • PerformanceP.68B - Max speed 322km/h (174kt), max cruising speed 306km/h (165kt), economical cruising speed 295km/h (160kt). Initial rate of climb 1600ft/min. Service ceiling 20,000ft. Range at economical cruising speed 1700km (920nm). P.68TC - Max speed 352km/h (190kt), max cruising speed 324km/h (175kt), economical cruising speed 278km/h (150kt). Initial rate of climb 1550ft/min. Service ceiling 27,000ft. Range with max payload 555km (300nm), range with max fuel 1924km (1040nm).
  • WeightsP.68B - Empty 1200kg (2645lb), max takeoff 1960kg (4321lb). P.68TC - Empty equipped 1300kg (2866lb), max takeoff 1990kg (4387lb).
  • DimentionsP.68B - Wing span 12.00m (39ft 5in), length 9.35m (30ft 8in), height 3.40m (11ft 2in). Wing area 18.6m2 (200.0sq ft). P.68TC - Same except for length 9.55m (31ft 4in).
  • CapacityStandard seating arrangement for seven, comprising one pilot and six passengers, or two pilots and five passengers.
  • Production400 built through to 1994, including 13 preproduction P.68As and 150 P.68B Victors. Six assembled by TAAL in India where licence production is planned.

Partenavia created the P.68 as a multirole low upkeep and aeromechanically effective twin fit for performing various utility parts.

The ensuing P.68 Victor first flew on May 25 1970 and showed execution like that of airplane in its class, (for example, the Seneca) which had retractable undercarriage, however without the included weight and many-sided quality of retractable rigging. The high wing plan additionally joined an expansive level of glass fiber fortified plastic development in non load bearing zones. Thirteen preproduction P.68as were assembled somewhere around 1971 and 1973 preceding enhanced generation standard P.68bs, with a more drawn out lodge, expanded takeoff weight and updated instrument board, were conveyed from 1974. A retractable undercarriage variation, the P.68r, was trialed in excess of 1976/77 yet did not enter generation.

The P.68c supplanted the B in 1979 and acquainted a more extended nose with house climate radar and more aeronautics, additional fuel, updated lodge inner part and upgraded wheel fairings. The turbocharged TC was presented in 1980 and gimmicks two turbocharged 157kw (210hp) Tio360s. Eyewitness variants of both the P.68b and P.68c have been constructed, these offering an acceptable nose area for helicopterlike perceivability.

A turboprop improvement, the At.68tp300 Spartacus, first flew in 1978, and prompted the bigger Ap.68tp Viator, which is in Italian taxpayer supported organization.

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