|Role||Civil utility aircraft|
|First flight||3 April 1949|
The Boisavia B.60 Mercurey was a series of four-seat light aircraft developed in France shortly after World War II.
Design and operations
The Mercurey was a conventional high-wing braced monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. It was built in small numbers and found use in the normal general aviation roles of tourer, trainer, agricultural aircraft, and glider tug.
- B.60 Mercurey
- 3 prototypes powered by 100 kW (140 hp) Renault 4Pei engine
- B.601 Mercurey
- Powered by a 140 kW (190 hp) Avco Lycoming O-435-1 engine (3 built)
- B.601L Mercurey
- Main production version, equipped with an 130 kW (180 hp) Avco Lycoming O-360-A engine (27 built)
- B.602 Mercurey
- Powered by a 123 kW (165 hp) Continental E165-4 engine (2 built)
- 1x 159 kW (213 hp) Continental O-470-11
- B.603 Mercurey Special
- Glider tug version, powered by a 180 kW (240 hp) Salmson 8 As engine (5 built)
- B.604 Mercurey II
- Dedicated glider tug with lengthened fuselage, powered by a 170 kW (230 hp) Salmson 9ABc radial piston engine (1 built)
- B.605 Mercurey
- Similar to the B.60 Mercury, powered by a 130 kW (170 hp) Regnier 4L-O2 (SNECMA 4L-02) engine, (4 built).
- B.606 Mercurey
- 130 kW (170 hp) Regnier 4L-O0 (SNECMA 4L-00) engine (1 built)
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1953–54
- Crew: one pilot
- Capacity: 3 passengers
- Length: 7.10 m (23 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 11.38 m (37 ft 4 in)
- Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 10 in)
- Wing area: 18.0 m2 (194 ft2)
- Empty weight: 520 kg (1,146 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,000 kg (2,205 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Renault 4Pei 4-cylinder air-cooled inline engine, 104 kW (140 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph)
- Cruising speed: 190 km/h (118 mph)
- Range: 1,100 km (684 miles)
- Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,045 ft)
- Rate of climb: 4.0 m/s (790 ft/min)
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