SIAI-Marchetti SF.260


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SIAI-Marchetti SF.260

The prototype for the SF.260 series, known as the F.250, flew for the first time on 15 July 1964. The version developed initially for civil production was manufactured at first under licence from Aviamilano by SIAI-Marchetti and is designated SF.260. Subsequently SIAI-Marchetti became the official holder of the type certificate and of all manufacturing rights of the SF.260.

By 1993 more than 700 civil and military SF.260s of all models had been completed, most of which were for export.

 MODELSF.260W Warrior
  Take-off weight1300 kg2866 lb
  Loaded weight830 kg1830 lb
  Wingspan8.35 m27 ft 5 in
  Length7.1 m23 ft 4 in
  Height2.41 m8 ft 11 in
  Wing area10.1 m2108.72 sq ft
  Max. speed305 km/h190 mph
  Ceiling4480 m14700 ft
  Range w/max.fuel1715 km1066 miles
 ARMAMENT300kg of weapons on underwing pylons

daniel mairani, e-mail, 06.05.2011 18:58

I own a 77 SF 260 flown by the Irish Air Defense. Great plane. best I've ever owned. Does wonderful aero. fast, fun, nimble,with great legs and adequate comfort. Plus the wife loves it!


Dudley Fort, e-mail, 15.09.2010 06:03

the SF260 web site is
In many countries that use this as a trainer you go straight from the SF60 to an F16. The critical wing on the SF260 leaves little room for error. The knife blade wing will climb at 61 knots and fall out of the air at 60 knots. The wing is so sleek that you can punch right through red line.


Antonio, e-mail, 06.05.2009 23:30

This plane is actually a basical trainer in Italian Air Force, in his late version with improved avionics. He was designed by Stelio Frati,great Italian Designer.


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