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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Maiden Flight: 26 November 1957
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: P166-DL3 and P166-DP1
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Piaggio Aero
Parent System: P166
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Maiden Flight: 26 November 1957
Total Production: ?
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Description: The P166 is a light utility twin-engine aircraft developed by Piaggio Aero in the 1960s. The aircraft is suitable for the following missions: executive transport, air ambulance, multi-engine trainer, maritime reconnaissance, search and rescue (SAR), and aero photography. The original P166 aircraft was powered by two Lycoming piston engines which were replaced by Avco-Lycoming turboprop engines rated at 559-shp in P166-DL3 model introduced in 1976. The last P166-DL3 rolled off the assembly line in 1991 when P166 production ceased. The P166-DP1 is an upgraded version first delivered on June 13, 2005.

The P166-DL3 aircraft are used by the Italian Air Force as aero photography aircraft; by the Italian Coast Guard for maritime patrol as well as for search and rescue; and by the Italian Customs Police primarily for Maritime Patrol, Search and Rescue and Smuggling Surveillance missions. The P166-DP1 is an upgraded version from existing DL3s featuring PT6A-121 turboprops, Collins Pro Line II avionics suite, and surveillance sensor package including TV, IR cameras, weather radar and mission control console. The P166-DP1 was ordered by the Italian Guardia di Finanza.

P166 Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 7
Service Life Flight Hours: 15,000
Cabin Height: 69 inch (1.76 meter)
Cabin Length: 120 inch (3.05 meter)
Cabin Width: 62 inch (1.57 meter)
Ceiling: 24,000 foot (7,315 meter)
Landing Run Distance: 2,150 foot (655 meter)
Max Range: 915 nautical mile (1,053 mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 2,450 foot (747 meter)
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,230 shp (918 kW)
Climb Rate: 1,770 fpm (9.03 mps)
Cruise Speed: 220 knot (407 kph)
Stall Speed: 69 knot (79 mph)
Flight Endurance: 310 minute (5.17 hour)
Fuel Load: 2,490 pound (1,129 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,920 pound (4.50 ton)
Max Zero Fuel Weight: 8,190 pound (3,715 kilogram)
Payload: 1,290 pound (585 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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