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Lake Renegade, Seafury and Seawolf

The Lake LA-250 Renegade is a six-seat amphibious utility aircraft produced in the United States since 1982. It is a lengthened and more powerful version of the Lake Buccaneer , with which it shares its type certificate, and which it replaced in production. In turn, it gave rise to a number of variants, including the militarised LA-250 Seawolf, the turbocharged LA-270 Turbo Renegade and the LA-270 Seafury optimised for marine environments. Like the Renegade, it is a conventional mid-wing design with retractable tricycle undercarriage and a single engine mounted pusher-fashion in a pod on a pylon above the fuselage.

The Seawolf version was designed for light maritime patrol duties and features a hardpoint under each wing to carry external stores, including bombs, rocket pods, gun pods, or rescue equipment. Provision for a radar was made on the forward end of the engine pod. The Seafury includes improved anti-corrosion measures and a hardened interior to improve its servicability in saltwater environments, as well as a storage compartment carrying survival gear.

Variants

  • LA-250 Renegade - Buccaneer with 38-inch (97-cm) fuselage stretch, six seats, and Lycoming IO-540-C4B5 engine
  • LA-250 Seawolf - militarised Renegade with hardpoints and provision for radar
  • LA-270 Turbo Renegade - Renegade with Lycoming TIO-540-AA1AD engine uprated to 270 hp (200 kW)
  • LA-270 Seafury - Renegade for saltwater conditions

Specifications (LA-250)

General characteristics
Crew: 1 pilot
Capacity: 5 passengers
Length: 28 ft 4 in (8.64 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 0 in (11.58 m)
Height: 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)
Wing area: 170 ft² (15.8 m²)
Empty weight: 1,850 lb (839 kg)
Gross weight: 3,050 lb (1,383 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-C4B5, 250 hp (186 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 160 mph (258 km/h)
Range: 1,036 miles (1,668 km)
Service ceiling: 14,700 ft (4,480 m)
Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (4.6 m/s)

 
Last updated August 13, 2010
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