Aermacchi AL-60. Specifications. A photo.
Aermacchi AL-60 - light civilian aircraft manufactured by «Aermacchi» with 1959 years.
Aermacchi AL-60a photo
Despite the fact that the aircraft was manufactured exclusively Mexican company «Aermacchi» and Argentine aircraft building company «Atlas Aircraft Corporation», the aircraft was designed and developed by experts «Lockheed» American company, but the United States has not produced due to the fact that the final draft was sold.
Initially, the aircraft has been designed exclusively for the needs of civil aviation, in this case, it was assumed that an aircraft of this model will be used in the commercial world, but in reality, the most widespread aircraft received it in private operation, which used the owners to meet their own needs and goals . In addition, 60-ies of the aircraft also used extensively in military aircraft, which is mainly used to patrol the area, as well as the transportation of small groups of troops.
A photoAermacchi AL-60
Despite its small size, and the length of the plane is only 8,8 meters, the plane is able to place on the board to 8 people, including the pilot and also that at its own cost, would be to attract the maximum attention of the customers. However, in view of the conditions stesnёnnosti location on board the aircraft, in fact, transported on board only 5-6 people or the equivalent to them in the amount of cargo weight. Experts believe that the main reason for the failure of this model airplane commercial companies is a short-range flight - repetition maximum distance from the aircraft Aermacchi AL-60 885 is only kilometers, which is not always justified.
The power plant of the aircraft Aermacchi AL-60 presented piston turbocharged Continental TSIO-470-B-A1A, able to develop traction in 260 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft and a high load capacity and high flight speed component in maximizing their value of about 280 km \ h. Powerplant Aermacchi AL-60 are highly reliable, however, because of the cost of the turbine requires some maintenance.
Production aircraft Aermacchi AL-60 1972 model lasted for a year, and during this period has been presented several different options, different, usually minor technical improvements:
- Lockheed L-402 - A prototype of the aircraft used in the design of the aircraft;
- LASA-60 - The production version of the aircraft manufactured in Mexico;
- Aermacchi AL-60B-1 Santa Maria - A modified version of the aircraft;
- Aermacchi AL-60B-2 Santa Maria - The production version of the company «Aermacchi»;
- Aermacchi AL-60C-5 Conestoga - Version designed for South Africa;
- Aermacchi AL-60F-5 Trojan - An improved version designed for operation in Africa;
- Atlas C4M Kudu - A modified version designed for operation in Africa.
Specifications Aermacchi AL-60.
- Crew: 1 chelvoeka;
- Passenger: 7 people (depending on layout);
- aircraft Length: 8,8 m .;
- Wingspan: 11,84 m .;
- Plane Height: 3,25 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 998 kg .;
- Payload: 748 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 1746 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 206 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 283 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 885 km. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight height: 6700 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Continental TSIO-470-B-A1A;
- Power: 260 hp
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