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SIAI-Marchetti SF-260

The SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 aircraft is build by Alenia Aermacchi.

The SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 is a two seat primary trainer and light counter insurgency aircraft. Designed by Stelio Fratti (1919~2010) and built by SIA-Marchetti. The type first flew in 1964 and has undergone constant improvement and upgrades over the years. SF denoted the designer Stelio Frati and 260 denoted the HP (Horsepower) of the engine. In 1997, Alenia Aermacchi (A Finmeccanica Company of Italy) took over SIAI-Marchetti and continues to market the aircraft as the Alenia Aermacchi F-260, but in low rate production only to support military orders.

SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 made its maiden flight in 1964. SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 has a seating capacity of 2.

SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 has an overall length of 7 meters (22.9_ft). It has a wing span of 8.22 meters (26.9_ft). The overall height of 2.6 meters (8.5_ft). The wing area of SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 is of about 10.1 sq.meters (108.7_sq.ft.). The overall weight of an empty aircraft is about 675 kilograms (1,485.0_lbs). And it has a maximum take-off weight of about 1100 kilograms (2,420.0_lbs). SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 can reach a maximum speed of about 441 km/hr (238.1_knots, 274.1_mph). And the SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 has a maximum crusing range of about 2050 kilometers (1,273.8_miles, 1,106.9_nautical miles). Aircraft can reach a service height of about 5790 meters (18,933.3_ft).

The piston engine powered SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 uses 1, Lycoming O-540-E4A5. It can deliver a total power of approximately 195 kilowatts (261.5_shaft horsepower).

Updated On: 13.01.04