SIAI-Marchetti SM.1019 was an Italian STOL liaison monoplane built by SIAI-Marchetti for the Italian Army and based on the O-1 Bird Dog.
Development [ edit ]
The SM.1019A in the colours of the Italian Army.
To meet an Italian Army requirement for a short take-off liaison aircraft, SIAI-Marchetti modified the design of the Cessna 305A/O-1 Bird Dog with a new turboprop engine and a revised tail unit. The prototype first flew on 24 May 1969 powered by a 317hp (236kW)
Allison 250-B15C turboprop engine. It was evaluated against the Aermacchi AM.3 and was successful and won a production order for 80 aircraft.
Variants [ edit ]
Prototype with 317hp (236kW)
Allison 250-B15C turboprop engine, one built. SM.1019A Production with 317hp (236kW)
Allison 250-B15G 400hp turboprop engine derated to 317hp, 81 built. SM.1019B Production variant with 400hp (298kW)
Allison 250-B17B turboprop engine, designated SM.1019E.I by the Italian Army, Four-built.
Survivors [ edit ]
SM.1019A on display at Museo Parco Velivoli Storici, San Possidonio, Italy.
SM.1019A on display at Museo Storico della Motorizzazione Militare, Rome, Italy.
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications (SM.1019A) [ edit ]
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1976-77 [1 ]
Length: 8.52 m (27 ft 11½ in)
Wingspan: 10.97 m (36 ft 0 in)
Height: 2.86 m (9 ft 4½ in)
Wing area: 16.16 m 2 (174 ft 2)
Empty weight: 690 kg (1,521 lb)
Gross weight: 1,450 kg (3,196 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Allison 250-B17B turboprop engine, 298 kW (400 hp)
Maximum speed: 285 km/h (177 mph) [2 ]
Cruising speed: 281 km/h (175 mph) [3 ]
Range: 1,340 km (832 miles)
Endurance: 8 hours 45 min
Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft)
320kg (705lb) of underwing stores
See also [ edit ]
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
References [ edit ]
^ Taylor 1976, pp. 117—118.
^ Max cruise at 2,500 m (8,200 ft)
^ (75% power)
Taylor, John W.R. (1976). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1976-77. London: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-354-00538-3.
Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 2856.
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