DINFIA IA 53

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IA 53 Mamboretá
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Role Agricultural aircraft
Manufacturer DINFIA
First flight ca. 1965
Number built 2

The DINFIA IA 53 Mamboretá (Guaraní for "Praying Mantis") was an agricultural aircraft developed in Argentina in the 1960s. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. Accommodation for the pilot and a single passenger was provided under a broad bubble canopy. Two prototypes were constructed, but no production ensued. One of the aircraft is preserved at the Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica in Morón, Buenos Aires.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969–70[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.60 m (38 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.30 m (10 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 21.52 m2 (231.6 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 6.25:1
  • Airfoil: NACA 4412
  • Empty weight: 844 kg (1,861 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,525 kg (3,362 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 180 L (40 imp gal; 48 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-540-B2B5 air-cooled flat-six engine, 175 kW (235 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 215 km/h (134 mph; 116 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
  • Range: 650 km (404 mi; 351 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,600 m (11,811 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.84 m/s (755 ft/min)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Taylor 1969, p. 4.
Bibliography
  • Taylor, John W. R.. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969–70. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 326.