Partenavia Alpha

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P.70 Alpha
Role Aerobatic trainer
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Partenavia
Designer Luigi Pascale
First flight 24 April 1972
Number built 1

The Partenavia P.70 Alpha was a 1970s Italian two-seat light aerobatic trainer designed by Luigi Pascale and built by Partenavia.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The Alpha was a low-wing monoplane with a fixed tricycle landing gear and powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Rolls-Royce Continental O-200-A engine.[1][2] The Alpha first flew on the 24 April 1972 but only one was built and it did not enter production as the company was pre-occupied with producing the Partenavia P.68.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1973-74[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.06 m (23 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 11.60 m2 (125 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 480 kg (1014 lb)
  • Gross weight: 700 kg (1543 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 225 km/h (140 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
  • Range: 880 km (546 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4000 m (13125 ft)
  • G limits: +6 -3

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Orbis 1985, p. 2693
  2. ^ a b Simpson 1979, p. 228
  3. ^ Taylor 1973, p. 131

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