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SIAI Marchetti SM.1019
1976 SIAI Marchetti SM.1019 - N992BB (sn 0012)
Photo taken Jul. 20, 2015
EAA AirVenture Fly-in - Oshkosh, WI - USA (OSH / KOSH)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

The SIAI-Marchetti SM.1019 was an Italian STOL liaison monoplane built by SIAI-Marchetti for the Italian Army and based on the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog.


1976 Siai-Marchetti SM.1019 - C-GBDT (sn 00-24)
Photo taken Jul. 14, 2007
Arlington Municipal Airport, WA - USA (AWO / KAWO)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler
1979 Siai-Marchetti SM.1019 - NX2525M (sn 068)
Photo taken Jul. 14, 2007
Arlington Municipal Airport, WA - USA (AWO / KAWO)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

To meet an Italian Army requirement for a short take-off liaison aircraft, SIAI-Marchetti modified the design of the Cessna 305A/O-1 Bird Dog with a new turboprop engine and a revised tail unit. The prototype first flew on 24 May 1969 powered by a 317 hp (236 kW) Allison 250-B15C turboprop engine. It was evaluated against the Aermacchi AM.3 and was successful and won a production order for 80 aircraft.


  • SM.1019
    Prototype with 317hp (236kW) Allison 250-B15C turboprop engine, 1 built.
  • SM.1019A
    Production with 317hp (236kW) Allison 250-B15G 400hp turboprop engine derated to 317hp, 81 built.
  • SM.1019B
    Production variant with 400hp (298kW) Allison 250-B17B turboprop engine, designated SM.1019E.I by the Italian Army, 4 built.


  • SM.1019A on display at Museo Parco Velivoli Storici, San Possidonio, Italy.
  • SM.1019A on display at Museo Storico della Motorizzazione Militare, Rome, Italy.
  • SM.1019 serial number 009, airworthy and regularly flying in Australia, registration VH-PAC.
  • SM.1019 serial number 012, N992BB, airworthy and regularly flying in US (seen at AirVenture 2015)


  • Italy
    Italian Army

Specifications (SM.1019A)

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 8.52 m (27 ft 11½ in)
Wingspan: 10.97 m (36 ft 0 in)
Height: 2.86 m (9 ft 4½ in)
Wing area: 16.16 m2 (174 ft2)
Aspect ratio: 7.45
Empty weight: 690 kg (1,521 lb)
Gross weight: 1,450 kg (3,196 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Allison 250-B17B turboprop engine, 298 kW (400 hp) each


Maximum speed: 285[4] km/h (177 mph)
Cruising speed: 281[5] km/h (175 mph)
Range: 1,340 km (832 miles)
Endurance: 8 hours 45 min
Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft)


320kg (705lb) of underwing stores

Last updated February 07, 2016  
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