Piper PT-1

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PT-1 Trainer
Piper PT-1.jpg
Role Monoplane trainer
Manufacturer Piper Aircraft
First flight 1942
Number built 1

The Piper PT-1 was a 1940s American two-seat primary training monoplane designed and built by Piper Aircraft at Lock Haven. A low-wing tandem two-seat monoplane, the PT-1 was the first Piper aircraft to have a low-wing. It had a fabric covering over an all-metal fuselage frame and wooden spar wings and tail unit. The PT-1 had a retractable tailwheel landing gear and was powered by a 130 hp (97 kW) Franklin 6AC-2980D engine. No further aircraft were built. A four-seat development was designed as the Piper PWA-6 which did not go into production either.

Specifications (PT-1)[edit]

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1947[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 22 ft 8 in (6.9 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
  • Empty weight: 1,325 lb (601 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,000 lb (907 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Franklin 6AC-298 6-cyl. air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 130 hp (97 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch wooden airscrew

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 mph (241 km/h; 130 kn) plus
  • Cruise speed: 135 mph (217 km/h; 117 kn) plus
  • Landing speed: less than 50 mph (43 kn; 80 km/h)
  • Range: 700 mi (608 nmi; 1,127 km)
  • Service ceiling: 12,400 ft (3,800 m)
  • Rate of climb: 750 ft/min (3.8 m/s) to 1,000 ft/min (300 m/min)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bridgman, Leonard, ed. (1947). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1947. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. pp. 278c–279c.

Further reading[edit]

  • Peperell and Colin M.Smith, Piper Aircraft and their forerunners, 1987, Air-Britain (Historians), ISBN 0-85130-149-5, Page 47 and 50., Roger W.; Smith, Colin M. (1987). Piper Aircraft and their forerunners. London: Air-Britain (Historians). pp. 47–50. ISBN 0-85130-149-5. templatestyles stripmarker in |last1= at position 103 (help)CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)