Agusta AZ.8L

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Agusta AZ8-L)
Jump to: navigation, search
AZ8-L
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Agusta
Designer Filippo Zappata
First flight 9 June 1958
Number built 1

The Agusta AZ.8L, or Agusta-Zappata AZ.8L, was an Italian airliner prototype first flown on 9 June 1958. It was of conventional low-wing monoplane configuration with tricycle undercarriage and all-metal construction. Filippo Zappata's design grew out of a twin-engined transport designated AZ.1 that was never built.

When the AZ.8L failed to attract customers, Agusta abandoned the project to focus on its helicopter manufacturing operations, in particular a new Zappata design, the A.101.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two pilots
  • Capacity: 26 passengers
  • Length: 19.44 m (63 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 25.5 m (83 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 6.66 m (21 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 66.8 m2 (719 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 7,100 kg (15,653 lb)
  • Gross weight: 11,300 kg (24,912 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Alvis Leonides 503/2 9 cyl. air-cooled radial piston engines, 400 kW (540 hp) each
  • Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 427 km/h (265 mph; 231 kn)
  • Range: 2,500 km (1,553 mi; 1,350 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,606 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 40. 
  • Simpson, R. W. (1998). Airlife's Helicopters and Rotorcraft. Ramsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 31.