S-211

Technical Specifications
Name : S-211
Family : Trainer
Manufacturer : SIAI Marchetti
Nation : Italy
Production Year : 1981
Dimensions
Length : 9,50 m
Span : 8,47 m
Height : 3,80 m
Wing Area : 12,66 m²
Weights
Empty : 1615 kg
Maximum Take-off :  3500 kg
Engines
Turbofan Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4C
Performances
Maximum Speed : 760 km/h
History

The SIAI Marchetti S-211 is a basic trainer characterized by a modern design, advanced aerodynamics and fuel-efficient turbofan engine.
The two-seat S-211 was designed by the SIAI Marchetti technical office to extend the SIAI Marchetti range by covering – after initial screening with the SF-260 – the second phase of the military pilot training phase. Its innovative features included “supercritical” airfoils, an airframe optimised for ease of production and a commercial engine.
The first S-211 was flown by test pilot Alessandro Ghisleni on 10 April 1981 from Malpensa. The type was not adopted in Italy, but some 80 aircraft were purchased by international customers including Singapore, Philip- pines and Haiti. In association with Grumman the S-211 competed in the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS), but the US Air Force eventu- ally opted for turboprops. In late 1996 the S-211 programme was acquired, together with other SIAI Marchetti designs, to Aermacchi where in 2005 it served as basis for the new M-311 now on offer in various countries with strong emphasis on its combination of jet performance at turboprop costs. The S-211 on display is the second prototype I-SIJF, first flown on 3 October 1981 from Vergiate. The Foundation also has another S-211 (I-SMTE) still in the American-style livery applied for the JPATS competition.

Thanks to: Agusta Westland.

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Simulator area
Pic-Nic Area

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