Temco Model 33 Plebe

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Model 33 Plebe
Role Military trainer
National origin United States
Manufacturer Temco Aircraft
First flight 1953
Number built 1
Developed from Temco Buckaroo
Developed into Temco 58

The Temco Model 33 Plebe was an American two-seat training aircraft built by Temco Aircraft and evaluated by the United States Navy, only a prototype was built.

Design and development[edit]

Developed from the earlier Temco Buckaroo, the Plebe was a single-engined low-wing monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear. The Plebe was powered by a 225 hp (168 kW) Continental O-470-3 piston engine with a two-bladed tractor propeller. The two crew sat in tandem with dual controls under a sliding canopy.

First flown in 1953 the Plebe was evaluated by the United States Navy to meet the requirement for a primary/basic trainer. A contract was placed for the competing Beechcraft Mentor and only the prototype Plebe was built.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 31 ft 3 in (9.52 m)
  • Wingspan: 24 ft 1 in (7.33 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 2 in (3.00 m)
  • Empty weight: 1800 lb (816 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2500 lb (1134 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-470-13, 225 hp (168 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 192 mph (308 km/h)
  • Range: 518 miles (834 km)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

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