F260

AERMACCHI SF.260

Aircraft
Name
SF.260
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
WTC
L
Type Code
L1P
Engine
Piston
Engine Count
Single
Manufacturered as
TUSAS SF-260
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260M
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260F
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260E
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260C
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260A
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260D
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260B
SIAI-MARCHETTI Warrior
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260W Warrior
AERMACCHI T-260
AERMACCHI F-260

F260

The Aermacchi SF.260 is a light aircraft marketed as an aerobatics plane and a military trainer. It was designed by Stelio Frati, originally for Aviamilano, which flew the first prototype of it (then designated F.260) on July 15, 1964. Actual production was undertaken when SIAI Marchetti purchased the design soon thereafter and continued with this firm until the company was bought by Aermacchi in 1997. The military versions are popular with smaller air forces, which can also arm it for use in the close-support role.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
8.22 m
Length (metric)
7.00 m
Height (metric)
2.60 m
Powerplant

1 x Lycoming O-540-E4A5, 195 kW (260 hp)

Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
680 m
MTOW
1300 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
160 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
215
Range
800 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
650 m

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