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.
| MODEL||SF.260W Warrior|
| Take-off weight||1300 kg||2866 lb|
| Loaded weight||830 kg||1830 lb|
| Wingspan||8.35 m||27 ft 5 in|
| Length||7.1 m||23 ft 4 in|
| Height||2.41 m||8 ft 11 in|
| Wing area||10.1 m2||108.72 sq ft|
| Max. speed||305 km/h||190 mph|
| Ceiling||4480 m||14700 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||1715 km||1066 miles|
| ARMAMENT||300kg of weapons on underwing pylons|
|daniel mairani, 06.05.2011|
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, 15.09.2010|
the SF260 web site is sf260w.com
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.
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.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?