Militi M.B.2 Leonardo

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M.B.2 Leonardo
Role Single-seat powered flying-boat glider
National origin Italy
Designer Bruno Militi
First flight 21 June 1970
Developed from Militi M.B.1

The Militi M.B.2 Leonardo is an Italian single-seat powered flying-boat glider designed and built by Bruno Militi.[1]

Design and development[edit]

A powered version of Militi's M.B.1 flying-boat glider the Leonardo is a parasol-wing monoplane with a two-step hull and a fuselage of aluminium alloy, wood and fibreglass.[1] The mixed construction wing is supported by two N-struts in the centre and a vee-strut outboard on each side, it has plain ailerons but no flaps.[1] The pilot has an open cockpit with a small windscreen.[1] The 42 hp (31 kW) modified Panhard motor car engine is strut-mounted above the wing centre section and drives a two-bladed fixted-pitch laminated wood pusher propeller.[1] The aircraft was first flown on 21 June 1970 and was exhibited at the 1972 Turin Air Show.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1994-95[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5.91 m (19 ft 4¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 8.14 m (26 ft 8½ in)
  • Width: 0.90 m (2 ft 11½½ in)
  • Height: 2.20 m (7 ft 2½ in)
  • Wing area: 11.40 m2 (122.7 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.7
  • Empty weight: 145 kg (319 lb)
  • Gross weight: 250 kg (551 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Modified Panhard two-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled motor car engine, 31 kW (42 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 116 km/h (73 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • Stall speed: 55 km/h (34.5 mph)
  • Range: 200 km (124 miles)
  • Endurance: 2 hours  30 min
  • Service ceiling: 4000 m (13125 ft)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Taylor 1973, p. 564

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, ed. (1973). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1973-74. London, United Kingdom: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-354-00117-5.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)