Piper PA-23 Apache / Aztec

Touring Aircraft

Piper PA-23-160 Apache © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Piper PA-23 Apache is a twin-engined four-seat touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation. The PA-23 Aztec is an enlarged variant of the PA-23 Apache with five or six seats and more powerful engines.
The total production numbers comprises 2047 PA-23 Apache and 4930 PA-23 Aztec.
Crew1
Passengers3-5
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming O-320-B1A
Engine Power (each)119 kW160 hp
Speed294 km/h159 kts
  183 mph
Service Ceiling5.182 m17.000 ft
Range1.141 km616 NM
709 mi.
Empty Weight1.012 kg2.230 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.724 kg3.800 lbs
Wing Span11,28 m37 ft 0 in
Wing Area19,2 m207 ft
Length8,27 m27 ft 2 in
Height3,08 m10 ft 1 in
First Flight02.03.1952
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1953-1982
Total Production6977
ICAO CodePA23 PA27
FAA TCDS1A10
Data for (Version)Piper PA-23-160 Apache E
VariantsPA-23 Apache, PA-23-150 Apache B / C / D, PA-23-160 Apache E / G / H, PA-23-235 Apache 235, PA-23-250 Aztec, PA-23-250 Aztec B / C / D / E / F, PA-23T-250 Turbo-Aztec, UO-1 / U-11A

[Photo-ID: 10341] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Piper PA-23 Apache, , N114DA, c/n 23-14, Karsten Palt, 2014Piper
PA-23 Apache
Reg.: N114DA
c/n: 23-14
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 451] Karsten Palt 2007-08-18
Piper PA-23-160 Apache E, , D-GOLF, c/n 23-1361, Karsten Palt, 2007Piper
PA-23-160 Apache E
Reg.: D-GOLF
c/n: 23-1361
 
Flugplatzfest Bielefeld 2007 [Bielefeld (EDLI / BFE)]
[Photo-ID: 7000] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Piper PA-23-160 Apache E, , G-APMY, c/n 23-1258, Karsten Palt, 2013Piper
PA-23-160 Apache E
Reg.: G-APMY
c/n: 23-1258
 
ex EI-AJT
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 7001] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Piper PA-23-160 Apache E, , G-APMY, c/n 23-1258, Karsten Palt, 2013Piper
PA-23-160 Apache E
Reg.: G-APMY
c/n: 23-1258
 
ex EI-AJT
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 10726] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec E, Spanish Air Force, E.19-3, c/n 27-4809, Karsten Palt, 2014Piper
PA-23-250 Aztec E
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: E.19-3
c/n: 27-4809
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 11176] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Piper U-11A Aztec (PA-23-250 Aztec B), United States Navy, 149067, c/n 27-357, Karsten Palt, 2015Piper
U-11A Aztec (PA-23-250 Aztec B)
United States Navy
Reg.: 149067
c/n: 27-357
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]