Partenavia Mosquito

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P.86 Mosquito
Role Civil trainer
Manufacturer Partenavia
First flight 27 April 1986
Number built 1

The Partenavia P.86 Mosquito was a two-seat civil trainer aircraft first flown in Italy on 27 April 1986.[1] It was a high-wing monoplane of pod-and-boom construction with tricycle undercarriage and a twin tail, that accommodated the student and instructor side-by-side.[1]

In 1988, Partenavia created the Aviolight company as a joint venture with two other partners in order to produce the aircraft, with an initial series of 100 aircraft to be powered by a 56 kW (75 hp) Limbach L2000, with modifications to allow certification.[1] Nothing came of it, and the prototype was the only example produced. Partenavia itself was declared bankrupt the same year.


Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, student and instructor
  • Length: 6.54 m (21 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.85 m (10 ft 4 in)
  • Gross weight: 540 kg (1,190 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × KFM 112M[2], 60 kW (46 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 175 km/h (110 mph)
  • Range: 655 km (408 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,100 ft)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Taylor 1988, p. 160.
  2. ^ Flight International (March 1986). "Partenavia Rolls Out Mosquito". Retrieved 2010-02-16. 

References[edit]

  • Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 276. 
  • Taylor, John W. R (1988). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1988–89. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Defence Data. ISBN 0-7106-0867-5. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 916. 

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