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Pilatus P3

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Pilatus P3

The Pilatus P3 was a trainer plane where 72 was built for the Swiss Air Army and 6 for the Brazil Navy. The two-seater Pilatus P3 trainer aircraft is a cantilever low-wing monoplane, of all metal construction. The plane was suitable for primary and advanced training, including night flying, aerobatics and instrument flying. The Pilatus P3-05 A-871 is rebuild as Pilatus PC-7 prototype A-901. The P3 is largely replaced in Swiss service by the Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer.

 

 

Developing nation: Switserland.
Manufacturer/designer:  Pilatus Aircraft AG.
Production line: Stans stopped in.
Task: primary trainer.
First flight:

September 3, 1953, HB-HON.

First delivery: January 30, 1956.
  Pilatus P3-5
Crew: 2.
Wing Span: 10,40 m.
Wing Area: 16,50 mē.
Length: 8,75 m.
Height: 3,05 m.
Engines:

one Textron Lycoming GO-435-C2A piston engine rated 194 kW.

Propeller: three-bladed Hartzell constant speed propeller.
Weight:

- empty: 1.240 Kg.

- internal fuel: 160 liter.

- max. ordnance: 150 Kg.

Max. take off weight: 1.575 Kg.
Cruise speed: 275 km/h.
Max. speed: 310 km/h at 2.000 m.
Service ceiling: 5.485 m.
Range: 750 km.
Performance:

- max. rate of climb at sea level 421 m per minute.

g limits: -3 / +6
Underwing hardpoints: 2.
Weapons:

- 7.9mm machine gun.

- four practice bombs.

- two air-to-ground rockets.

                                                        

 

Pilatus P3 written-off by accidents:

 

  • August 22, 1963            A-843        P3-05        Swiss Air Force.

  • October 24,1968            A-854        P3-05        Swiss Air Force.

  • November 27, 1978        A-802        P3-03        Swiss Air Force.

  • July 28, 1999                 HB-RCM   P3-05         private    ex A-824.

  • August 2, 2003              LX-SAS     P3-05         private    ex A-851.

  • April 10, 2004                N680MK    P3-05         private    ex A-860.

 

Pilatus P-3 operators:

Swiss Air Force.

-  1 P3-02.

- 12 P3-03.

- 60 P3-05.

Brazilian Navy. - 6 P3-04
Pilatus. - 1 P3-01 prototype HB-HON.

 

 

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