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Piper PA-23 Apache / Aztec

Piper PA-23-160 Apache © Karsten Palt
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PA-23 Apache / Aztec

Touring Aircraft

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.
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming O-320-B
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 m37,0 ft
Wing Area19,2 m207 ft
Length8,27 m27,1 ft
Height3,08 m10,1 ft
First Flight02.03.1952
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1953-1982
Total Production6977
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
The total production numbers comprises 2047 PA-23 Apache and 4930 PA-23 Aztec.

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