|P57 Fachiro IIf at Milan's Bresso airport in 1965|
|Role||Four-seat touring monoplane|
|Status||examples still flying|
|Primary user||aero clubs and private pilot owners|
Design and development
The P.57 was designed and built by Partenavia. The Lycoming O-320 powered Fachiro I first flew on the 7 November 1958 followed by the Fachiro II on the 3 January 1959. A later version, designated the II-f, introduced a swept fin and rudder.
A one-off all-metal version, the P.64 Fachiro III, was further developed as the P.64 Oscar.
Seven examples of the Fachiro IIf version remained in operation within Italy during spring 2009.
- P.57 Fachiro I
- Powered by a 150 hp (112 kW) Lycoming O-320 engine.
- P.57 Fachiro II
- Powered by a 168 hp (125 kW)) Lycoming O-360-B2A engine. 3 built.
- P.57 Fachiro II-f
- Powered by a 180 hp (134 kW) Lycoming O-320-A2A engine. 33 built.
- P.64 Fachiro III
- An all-metal version developed as the P.64 Oscar 1 built.
Specifications (Fachiro II)
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 3 passengers
- Length: 6.625 m (21 ft 9 in)
- Wingspan: 9.14 m (30 ft 0 in)
- Height: 2.41 m (7 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 13.40 m2 (144.2 ft2)
- Empty weight: 645 kg (1,420 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,150 kg (2,420 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360-A2A, 134 kW (180 hp)
- Maximum speed: 240 km/h (149 mph)
- Cruising speed: 190 km/h (118 mph)
- Range: 900 km (560 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4,200 m (13,780 ft)
- Rate of climb: 5.0 m/s (985 ft/min)
- Related development
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