Utva 66

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Utva-66 on display in the Museum of Aviation
Role Military Training Aircraft/General Aviation Aircraft
Manufacturer UTVA
Designer UTVA
First flight 1966
Status Retired
Number built 130

The UTVA-66 is an STOL aircraft, which was produced in the former Yugoslavia. It was developed from the UTVA-60 and first flew 1966.


Plane was built for landing on unprepared fields and its STOL characteristics include leading edge fixed slats, flaps and drooping ailerons. The cockpit is equipped with two flight controls. The right front and rear seats in the older version of the plane were able to accommodate two stretchers. The aircraft had floats to land on water, but they could have been exchanged for snow skis.

Operational usage[edit]

Civilian UTVA-66 in Canada in 2008

130 UTVA-66 aircraft were manufactured. The last operational aircraft were withdrawn from military service in 1999.

Subsequently, a number were sold to Canada and the United States of America where they were converted for civilian use as rugged utility aircraft.


  • '66AM air ambulance
  • 66H
  • 66V
  • 66 Super STOL
  • 66A never entered military service

Former military operators[edit]

Utva 66 Hydro
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Republika Srpska

Aircraft on display[edit]


A number of Ultva 66 including Ultva 66H are on display. [1]

Specifications (Utva 66)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1–2
  • Capacity:
    • 3 passengers
    • 2 stretchers
  • Length: 8.38 m (27 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.40 m (37 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 2.06 m² ()
  • Airfoil: NACA 4412
  • Empty weight: 1251 kg (2758 lb)
  • Useful load: 569 kg (1254 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1820 kg (4012 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1820 kg (4012 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming GSO-480-B1J6 6-cylinder flat engine, 340 hp limited to 5 minutes. 320 hp continuous (253 kW take-off / 238 kW continuous)



  • Guns: 2x 7,92 mm mounted at rear side window and operated via air gunner
  • Hardpoints: 2 with a capacity of 150 kg (330 lb) each and provisions to carry combinations of:
    • Rockets: 2× 12 round rocket pack 57 mm or 2x 127 mm rocket (HVAR-5)
    • Bombs: 2x 8 light bombs
    • Other: 2x machine gun container

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

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