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Piaggio P.166

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P.166
Piaggio P.166 DL3, Italian Coast Guard
Role Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer Piaggio
First flight 26 November 1957
Developed from Piaggio P.136

The Piaggio P.166 is a twin-engine pusher-type utility aircraft developed by the Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio.

The aircraft is known as Albatross in South African military service.

Variants

P.166
First production version.
P.166B Portfino
Powerted by two 250 kW (340 hp) Lycoming IGSO-480 engines. Six built.
P.166C
P.166M
Military version.
P.166S Albatros
Coastal patrol, search and rescue version of the South African Air Force. 20 built.
P.166BL2
Powered by two 280 kW (380 hp) Lycoming IGSO-540-A1H engines.
P.166BL3
Light utility transport version, powered by two 450 kW (600 hp) Lycoming LTP 101-600 turboprop engines.
P.166-DLR-MAR
Maritime patrol version.

Operators

 Italy
 Somalia
 South Africa

Specifications (P.166)

Data from Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide

General characteristics

  • Crew: two pilots plus mission crew
  • Length: 11.8 m (39 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.6 m (48 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
  • Empty weight: 2,688 kg (5,926 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 4,300 kg (9,480 lb)
  • Powerplant:Lycoming LTP 101-700 turboprops, 895 kW (1,200 hp) each

Performance

Armament

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