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AERMACCHI SF.260

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F260
Aircraft
Name SF.260
Manufacturer AERMACCHI
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Mass group 1


Manufacturered as:

AERMACCHI T-260
AERMACCHI F-260
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260B
SIAI-MARCHETTI Warrior
SIAI-MARCHETTI SF-260W Warrior
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
TUSAS SF-260


AERMACCHI SF.260

AERMACCHI SF.260

Description

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 8.22 m26.969 ft
Length 7 m22.966 ft
Height 2.6 m8.53 ft
Powerplant 1 x Lycoming O-540-E4A5, 195 kW (260 hp)
Engine model

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 160 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 680 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 650 m
MTOW 13001,300 kg
1.3 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL215 ROD ft/min APC
WTC L Range 800800 nm
1,481,600 m
1,481.6 km
4,860,892.392 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F260

None on SKYbrary