SIAI-Marchetti S-205/208

  • CountryItaly
  • TypeFour seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsS-205-20 - One 150kW (200hp) Lycoming IO-360-A1B6D fuel injected flat four piston engine driving a two blade constant speed propeller. S-208 - One 185kW (260hp) Lycoming O-540-E4A5 flat six.
  • PerformanceS-205-20 - Max speed 270km/h (146kt), max cruising speed 250km/h (136kt), normal cruising speed 243km/h (131kt). Initial rate of climb 826ft/min. Service ceiling 15,575ft. Range 1260km (680nm). S-208 - Max speed 320km/h (173kt), max cruising speed 300km/h (162kt). Initial rate of climb 985ft/min. Service ceiling 17,725ft. Range with tip tanks 1800km (970nm).
  • WeightsS-205-20 - Empty 760kg (1677lb), max takeoff 1300kg (2865lb). S-208 - Empty 827kg (1823lb), max takeoff 1500kg (3307lb).
  • DimentionsS-205-20 - Wing span 10.86m (35ft 8in), length 8.00m (26ft 3in), height 2.89m (9ft 6in). Wing area 16.1m2 (173sq ft). S-208 - Same except span over tip tanks 11.23m (36ft 10in), length 8.09m (26ft 7in).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four in S-205, up to five in S-208.
  • ProductionApprox 620 S-205s, including 62 S-220 Sirius and Vela assembled by Waco in the USA. Approx 120 S-208s built, including 40 for the Italian air force as S-208M.

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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