SIAI-Marchetti expected that this arrangement of four seat light airplane would give it a re-passage into the GA market.
At the point when SIAI-Marchetti started chip away at the S-205, a present day four seat light air ship outline, in the mid '60s, the organization planned to create an arrangement of flying machine with different powerplant and different alternatives, for example, retractable undercarriage and consistent pace propellers. To this end the organization was humbly fruitful, with a few hundred S-205s and bigger S-208s constructed, with most sold to European clients.
The primary of three S-205 models flew shockingly amid 1965. This introductory air ship was fueled by a 135kw (180hp) Lycoming O-360 and emphasized an altered undercarriage. In generation it turned into the S-205-18f (18 for 180hp, F for altered undercarriage). The main creation S-205-18f flew in February 1966 and conveyances started later that year. The model lineup was extended to incorporate the 150kw (200hp) fuel infused IO-360 controlled and higher max takeoff weight S-205-20f, and the retractable undercarriage S-205-18r and S-205-20r. The most effective part of the S-205 family was the S-205-22r. This air ship was fueled by a 165kw (220hp) Franklin 6a-350-C1 level six and was likewise gathered in the USA by Waco as the four seat S-220 Sirius and five seat S-220-5 Vela.
Creation of the S-205 at first stopped in 1975, in spite of the fact that SIAI-Marchetti gave back where its due 205-20r to generation from 1977 until 1980 to meet a request for 140 for the Italian Aero Club.
The S-208 is focused around the S-205 yet has a bigger lodge with seating for five. To begin with flown in 1968, it is controlled by a 195kw (260hp) Lycoming O-540 and has retractable undercarriage, a third lodge window for every side, discretionary tip tanks and reinforced structure. Conveyances initiated in 1968, and 44 were constructed for the Italian aviation based armed forces as S-208m. Generation shut in 1975 and afterward continued in 1977 close by the S-205-20r until at long last stopping in 1980.
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