Aircraft History, Specification and Information
Piaggio P.149
 

The Piaggio P.149 was an 1950s Italian utility or liaison aircraft designed and built by Piaggio. The aircraft was built under licence by Focke-Wulf in West Germany as the FWP.149D.

Development

The P.149 was developed as a four-seat touring variant of the earlier P.148. The P.149 is an all-metal, low-wing cantilever monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear with room for four or five occupants. The prototype first flew on 19 June 1953.

Only a few were sold, until the Luftwaffe selected the aircraft for a training and utility role. Piaggio delivered 72 aircraft to Germany, and another 190 were built in Germany by Focke-Wulf as the FWP.149D.

Operational history

The aircraft was operated by the Luftwaffe between 1957 and 1984.

Operators

  • Austria
    Austrian Air Force - One aircraft.
  • Germany
    German Air Force
    German Navy
  • Israel
    Israeli Air Force
  • Italy
    Italian Air Force
  • Nigeria
    Nigerian Air Force
  • Switzerland
    Swissair
  • Tanzania
    Tanzanian Air Force
  • Uganda
    Ugandan Air Force

Specifications (P.149D)

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Capacity: 3 or 4 passengers or 1 trainee
Length: 8.80 m (28 ft 10½ in)
Wingspan: 11.12 m (36 ft 5¾ in)
Height: 2.90 m (9 ft 6¼ in)
Wing area: 18.85 m2 (202.91 ft2)
Empty weight: 1,160 kg (2,557 lb)
Gross weight: 1,680 kg (3,704 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming GO-435-A flat-six geared piston engine, 142 kW (190 hp) each

Performance
Maximum speed: 234 km/h (145 mph)
Range: 925 km (575 miles)
Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)

Last updated June 06, 2012
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