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Piper PA-38 Tomahawk. Specifications. A photo
Piper PA-38 Tomahawk. Specifications. A photo

Piper PA-38 Tomahawk. Specifications. A photo


Piper PA-38 Tomahawk - Double light-engine aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft Corporation with 1978 1982 of the year.


Photo Piper PA-38 Tomahawk


Development of small-aircraft began in the corporation Piper Aircraft in the middle of 70-ies of the last century, at the same time the main approach to the design of the aircraft was a need to create a project that would be responsible to several requirements, namely, can be operated by private owners, to be fit for training fly and operate in the field of tourism. Ultimately, the new easy-motor aircraft for only 4 year production reached a great popularity - during the period of 1978 1982 years 2484 aircraft were built, of which, as of the end of the year 2014, 2146 is in operation of aircraft.


Piper PA-38 Tomahawk photo


The main factor in the design of small-engine aircraft Piper PA-38 Tomahawk is a compact design, in connection with which the aircraft is light enough and can make takeoff and landing in small areas especially unprepared for the reception aircraft.

On board the small-engine aircraft Piper PA-38 Tomahawk could accommodate only two people - one pilot and one passenger, which ultimately did not allow to leave the aircraft to the commercial market exploitation of these aircraft, but on the other hand, given the fact that the Piper PA-38 Tomahawk and is not designed for this purpose, the model can be considered completely successful.


CabinPiper PA-38 Tomahawk


Due to the low power of the engine and power-plant Piper PA-38 Tomahawk presented piston 4-cylinder engine Avco Lycoming O-235-L2C (112 hp), small size and limited number of passengers, the aircraft was very effective in terms operation, since fuel consumption is minimized. Due to all these factors, the aircraft Piper PA-38 Tomahawk successfully bypassed their competitors, and for a time conquered the market of light-engine aircraft.

Among other things, the aircraft Piper PA-38 Tomahawk is recognized as one of the safest light-engine aircraft in history, which also played an important role in the promotion of the aircraft on the world market, and if the original emergency situations arise, subsequently, by optimizing the design of this aircraft , they managed to minimize.

To a greater extent today, these planes are privately owned, but some smaller airlines are using them to carry out survey flights. In addition, the aircraft is suitable for the implementation of pilot training, and mostly it contributes to the paired control, and the presence on the dashboard extremely basic units, which in turn does not require the possession of a number of special pilot skills.


Specifications Piper PA-38 Tomahawk.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,04 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,36 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,76 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 512 kg .;
  • Payload: 245 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 757 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 185 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 256 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 867 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Avco Lycoming O-235-L2C;
  • Power: 112 hp


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