|Sketch of the Pilatus P-1|
|Role||single-seat military trainer|
Design and development
|Pilatus P-1 Plan|
|A Pilatus P-2 converted to a Pilatus P-1|
The P-1 project began around the end of October 1940 as the first project of Pilatus, influenced by engineer Henri Fiert. The layout and design principles were carried through to the Pilatus P-2, which achieved success as a trainer with the Swiss Air Force. The fuselage structure of the P-1 would have consisted of welded steel tube, with removable front aluminium alloy panels and fabric covering aft of the cockpit. The wings would have been of wood built up around a one-piece wooden spar with plywood skinning.
Specifications (P-1 estimated)
Data from Pilatus Flugzeuge: 1939–1989
- Crew: one
- Length: 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 9.2 m (30 ft 2 in)
- Height: 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 12.7 m2 (137 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 850 kg (1,874 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 10E2 V-8 inverted air-cooled piston engine, 180 kW (240 hp)
- Maximum speed: 325 km/h (202 mph, 175 kn)
- Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)
- Rate of climb: 6.5 m/s (1,280 ft/min)
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Pilatus Chronik (PDF) (in German). Stans: Pilatus. 2011. p. 1.
- Eichenberger, Roland (1989). Pilatus Flugzeuge: 1939–1989 (in German). Stans: Pilatus Flugzeugwerk.
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