SIAI-Marchetti SM.1019 was an Italian STOL liaison monoplane built by SIAI-Marchetti for the Italian Army and based on the Cessna 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.
SM.1019 serial number 009, airworthy and regularly flying in Australia, registration VH-PAC.
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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