Partenavia Oscar

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Oscar / Charlie
Partenavia P.64 Oscar I-LRAS LEB 19.06.65 edited-3.jpg
The prototype Partenavia Oscar at the 1965 Paris Air Show
Role Light tourer
Manufacturer Partenavia
Designer Luigi Pascale
First flight 2 April 1965
Introduction 1967
Primary user Aero Club d'Italia
Number built 312
Developed from Partenavia Fachiro

The Partenavia P.64B/P.66B Oscar is an Italian two/four-seat, single-engined, high-wing monoplane built by Partenavia.

History[edit]

Developed as an all-metal version of the P.57 Fachiro, the prototype was designated the P.64 Fachiro III and first flew on 2 April 1965. Improvements were made to the design, mainly to the rear fuselage to fit a panaromic rear window, and now renamed the P.64B Oscar B it first flew in 1967. Also known as the Oscar 180 powered by a 180 hp Lycoming O-360-A1A piston engine, a 200 hp version (with a Lycoming O-360-A1B engine) was known as the Oscar-200. Twenty-one aircraft were delivered to South Africa and assembled by AFIC (Pty) Limited and marketed as the AFIC RSA 200 Falcon.

In January 1976 the company flew a new fully aerobatic version, the P.66C Charlie, and 96 were built mainly for the Aero Club d'Italia.

Variants[edit]

  • P.64 Fachiro III - Prototype, one built.
  • P.64B Oscar B - Production aircraft with cut-down rear fuselage and 180 hp (134 kW) Lycoming engine, 64 built.
  • P.64B Oscar 180 - Marketing name for the Oscar B.
  • P.64B Oscar 200 - 200 hp version of the Oscar B, 9 built.
  • P.66B Oscar 100 - Two-seat version with 100 hp (75 kW) Lycoming engine, 80 built.
  • P.66B Oscar 150 - Three-seat version with 150 hp (112 kW) Lycoming O-320 engine, 50 built.
  • P.66C Charlie - Four-seat aerobatic version of the P.66B with 160 hp Lycoming engine, 107 built.
  • P.66D Delta - P.66B with minor changes, one built.
  • P.66T Charlie - Two-seat trainer version of the P.66C, one built.
  • AFIC RSA 200 Falcon - South-African version of the P.64.

Operators[edit]

 Italy
 South Africa

Specifications (P.66C Charlie)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1982-83 [2]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hatch Air Pictorial June 1985, p. 207.
  2. ^ Taylor 1982, p.143.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Hatch, Paul F. (June 1985). "Air Forces of the World: Italian State Police (Polizia di Stato)". Air Pictorial. Vol. 47 (No. 6): p. 207. 
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury, England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X. 
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1982). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1982-83. London: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-7106-0748-2.