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Arado Ar 96

Arado Ar 96 B-1 U-CF Luftwaffe

The Arado Ar 96 was a German single-engine, low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction military trainer produced by Arado Flugzeugwerke.

  • Role: Military Trainer
  • National origin: Germany
  • Manufacturer: Arado Flugzeugwerke
  • First flight: 1938
  • Introduction: 1939
  • Status: 2 aircraft in museums
  • Number built: ca 3,500

Operators

  • Bulgarian Air Force
  • Czechoslovakian Air Force
  • French Air Force (Postwar)
  • Luftwaffe
  • Hungarian Air Force
  • Romanian Air Force
  • Slovenské vzdušné zbrane

Arado Ar 96 B-1 U-CF Luftwaffe

Survivors

Specifications (Arado Ar 96B-2)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 9.1 m (29 ft 10 in)
Ar 396A-1: 9.3 m (31 ft)
  • Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)
Ar 396A-1: 2.45 m (8 ft)
  • Wing area: 17.1 m2 (184 sq ft)
Ar 396A-1: 18.3 m2 (197 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,295 kg (2,855 lb)
Ar 396A-1: 1,643 kg (3,622 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,700 kg (3,748 lb)
Ar 396A-1: 2,060 kg (4,542 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 410A-1 inverted V-12 air-cooled piston engine, 347 kW (465 hp)
Ar 396A-1: 1 x 433 kW (581 hp) Argus As 411MA inverted V-12 air-cooled piston engine
  • Propellers: 2-bladed variable pitch metal propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 330 km/h (205 mph; 178 kn) at sea level
  • Cruising speed: 295 km/h (183 mph; 159 kn)
Ar 396A-1: 275 km/h (171 mph) at sea level
  • Range: 990 km (615 mi; 535 nmi)
Ar 396A-1: 600 km (373 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,100 m (23,294 ft)
Ar 396A-1: 6,900 m (22,638 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5.083 m/s (1,000.6 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude:
Ar 396A-1: 4,000 m (13,123 ft) in 10 minutes 18 seconds
Armament

1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 17 machine gun

Ar 396A-1: 1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 17 machine gun + 2 x 50 kg (110 lb) bombs on underwing racks

Pilatus PC-7

Pilatus PC-7 A-912/1 PC-7 Team Swiss Air Force

The Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer is a low-wing tandem-seat training aircraft, manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The aircraft is capable of all basic training functions including aerobatics, instrument, tactical and night flying.

  • Role: Light Trainer aircraft
  • Manufacturer: Pilatus Aircraft
  • Designer: Pilatus Aircraft
  • First flight: 12 April 1966 (prototype), 18 August 1978 (production)
  • Produced: 1966 – present
  • Status: Active service
  • Number built: 618
  • Developed from: Pilatus P-3
  • Developed into: Pilatus PC-9

Variants

  • PC-7 : two-seat basic trainer aircraft, powered by PT6A-25A engine rated at 410 kW (550 shp).
  • PC-7 Mk II is a development of the PC-9’s airframe and avionics, retaining the PC-7’s wing to mount external stores. Powered by PT6A-25C of 522 kW (700 shp) rather than more powerful PT6A-62 of PC-9.
  • NCPC-7 : upgraded version of the standard PC-7 with fully IFR glass cockpit avionics, developed for the Swiss Air Force.

Military operators

  • National Air Force of Angola: 25
  • Austrian Air Force: 16
  • Bolivian Air Force: 24
  • Botswana Defence Force Air Wing: 7 PC-7, 5 PC-7 MK II
  • Royal Brunei Air Force: 4
  • Chad Air Force: 2
  • Chilean Navy: 10
  • Guatemalan Air Force: 12
  • Indian Air Force: 75
  • Iran Air Force: 35
  • Royal Malaysian Air Force:47
  • Mexican Air Force: 88
  • Myanmar Air Force: 17
  • Royal Netherlands Air Force: 13
  • South African Air Force: 60
  • Swiss Air Force: 40 (delivered from 1979), 28 NCPC-7s in service in 2011
  • United Arab Emirates Air Force: 7
  • Uruguayan Air Force: 6

Former military operators

  • Bophuthatswana Air Force: 3
  • French Air Force: 5
  • Iraq Air Force: 52
  • Nigerian Air Force: 2
  • Surinam Air Force: 3

Specifications (PC-7)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, student and instructor
  • Length: 9.78 m (32 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.40 m (34 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.21 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 16.60 m² (179.0 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,330 kg (2,932 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 2,700 kg (5,952 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25A turboprop, 410 kW (550 shp)

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 500 km/h (270 knots, 310 mph)
  • Maximum speed: 412 km/h (222 knots, 256 mph) (max cruise at 6,100 m (20,000 ft))
  • Stall speed: 119 km/h (64 knots, 74 mph) flaps and gear down, power off
  • Range: 2,630 km (1,420 nmi, 1,634 mi) (cruise power, at 5,000 m (16,400 ft) – 20 min reserves)
  • Service ceiling: 10,060 m (33,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 10.9 m/s (2,150 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 114.5 kg/m² (23.44 lb/ft²)

Armament

  • Hardpoints: 6 × hardpoints for bombs and rockets with a capacity of 1,040 kg (2,294 lb)

 

Stampe-Vertongen SV.4

Stampe-Vertongen Formation La Ferte Alais Airshow 2014

The Stampe et Vertongen SV.4 (also known as the Stampe SV.4 or just Stampe) is a Belgian two-seat trainer/tourer biplane designed and built by Stampe et Vertongen.

  • Role: Two-seat Biplane Trainer
  • National origin: Belgium
  • Manufacturer: Stampe et Vertongen
  • Production line: Antwerp
  • First flight: 1933
  • Retired: 1975
  • Status: Privately owned, or in museums
  • Number built: 940

Stampe-Vertongen SV.4C F-GPPJ

Military operators

  • Belgian Air Force
  • Belgian Congo Force Publique
  • French Air Force
  • French Army
  • French Navy
  • Royal Air Force

 S.N.C.A.N. SV.4A F-BDME

Specifications (Post-War SV.4B)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1-2
  • Length: 6.80 m (22 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.385 m (27 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.775 m (9 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 18.06 m² (194.4 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 520 kg (1146 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 770 kg (1697 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major X or Blackburn Cirrus Major III, 145 hp (108 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 101 knots (188 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 75 knots (140 km/h)
  • Range: 420 km (260 statute miles)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,000 m)

Stampe-Vertongen SV.4C  F-BCXD

Stampe-Vertongen SV.4A F-BCGQ

Blériot XI

Replica of the single Blériot XI which served with the Swiss Air Force in 1912.

Replica of the single Blériot XI which served with the Swiss Air Force in 1912.

The Blériot XI is the aircraft that was used by Louis Blériot on 25 July 1909 to make the first flight across the English Channel made in a heavier-than-air aircraft.

  • Role: Civil tourer/trainer/military
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Louis Blériot
  • Designer: Louis Blériot and Raymond Saulnier
  • First flight: 23 January 1909

Civil Bleriot XI

Military operators

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.62 m (25 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.79 m (25 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 14 m2 (150 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 230 kg (507 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Anzani 3-cyl. Fan 25-30 hp 3-cyl. air-cooled fan style radial piston engine, 19 kW (25 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Chauvière Intégrale, 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 75.6 km/h (47 mph; 41 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 1,000 m (3,281 ft)

Pilatus PC-21

Pilatus PC-21's HB-HWS and HB-HWT Royal Saudi Air Force

The Pilatus PC-21 is a single-turboprop, low wing swept monoplane advanced trainer with a stepped tandem cockpit manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.

  • Role: Advanced Trainer aircraft
  • Manufacturer: Pilatus Aircraft
  • Designer: Pilatus Aircraft
  • First flight: 1 July 2002
  • Introduction: April 2008
  • Status: Active service
  • Number built: 100 February 20, 2015
  • Developed from: Pilatus PC-7, Pilatus PC-9

Pilatus PC-21 HB-HZD Pilatus Aircraft Prototype

Military Operators

  • Royal Qatar Air Force
  • Royal Saudi Air Force
  • Republic of Singapore Air Force
  • Swiss Air Force
  • United Arab Emirates Air Force

Pilatus PC-21 A-103 Pilotenschule Swiss Air Force

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (student & instructor)
  • Length: 11.233 m (36 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.108 m (29 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 3.749 m (12 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 15.221 m² (163.848 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 2,270 kg (5,005 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 3,100 kg (aerobatic) / 4,250 kg (utility) (6,834 lb (aerobatic) / 9,370 lb (utility))
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68B Turboprop engine, 1,200 kW (1,600 shp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 685 km/h (370 knots, 428 mph)
  • Stall speed: 170 km/h (92 knots, 106.25 mph) gear and flaps up (20 km/h less with flaps and gear down)
  • Range: 1,333 km (720 nm, 828 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 11,580 m (38,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1,219 m/min (4,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 208 kg/m² (42.7 lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: 0.39 kW/kg (0.23 hp/lb)

Armament

  • Hardpoints: Provisions provided for 4× under-wing and 1× centerline external store stations, capable of mounting up to 1,150 kg (2,540 lb) of payload of air-to-ground weapons to operate in the Counter-insurgency role.