Piaggio P-166

  • CountryItaly
  • TypeCommuter airliner and utility transport
  • PowerplantsP-166 - Two 255kW (340hp) Lycoming GSO-480-B1C6 geared and supercharged flat six piston engines driving three blade constant speed propellers. P-166DL-3/SEM - Two 450kW (600shp) AlliedSignal LTP-101-700 turboprops.
  • PerformanceP-166 - Max speed 357km/h (193kt), max cruising speed 333km/h (180kt), economical cruising speed 280km/h (151kt). Initial rate of climb 1240ft/min. Service ceiling 25,000ft. Max range 1930km (1040nm). P-166DL-3/SEM - Max speed 400km/h (215kt). Range with max payload 1390km (750nm), range with max fuel 2130km (1150nm).
  • WeightsP-166 - Empty 2350kg (5180lb), max takeoff 3680kg (8115lb). P-166DL-3/SEM - Empty equipped 2688kg (5926lb), max takeoff 4300kg (9480lb).
  • DimentionsP-166 - Wing span (without tip tanks) 14.25m (46ft 9in), length 11.61m (38ft 1in), height 5.00m (16ft 5in). Wing area 26.6m2 (286sq ft). P-166DL-3/SEM - Same except for wing span over tip tanks 14.69m (48ft 3in), length (including chin mounted radar) 11.88m (39ft 0in).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of one or two and standard seating for eight or nine in main cabin in airliner configuration. Max seating for 12 in P-166C. Executive configuration seats five or six with toilet and bar. Air ambulance can carry two stretchers and two medical attendants.
  • ProductionApproximately 145 P-166s of all models built, including many for government and military customers. New production aircraft built on demand.

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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