Partenavia Astore

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P.48 Astore
Role Two-seat cabin monoplane
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Partenavia
Designer Luigi Pascale[1]
First flight 1952
Number built 1

The Partenavia P.48 Astore was a 1950s Italian light aircraft built by Luigi Pascale and his brother in Naples before establishing Partenavia.

Development[edit]

The Astore was a strut-braced high-wing cabin monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear. It had two seats in tandem and was powered by a 65 hp (48 kW) Continental A65 engine. The prototype and only Astore, registered I-NAPA, was built in a garage in Naples and first flew in 1952, piloted by Mario de Bernardi.[2]

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental A65, 48 kW (65 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alton K Marsh (September 2014). "Return of the Astore". AOPA Pilot: 52. 
  2. ^ Simpson 1991, p 227

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.