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S-2 / Thrush Commander / Thrush

Agricultural Aircraft

The Snow / Ayres S-2 is a single-engine single-seat agricultural aircraft developed by Leland Snow. Production was run by several US-American manufacturers. First Production as S-2 by Snow Aeronautical, later by Rockwell Aero Commander Division as S-2D Ag Commander. Then produced by Rockwell as Thrush Commander 600 & 800. Between 1977 and 2003 production by Ayres as S-2R / S-2R-T. Today in production by Thrush Aircraft as Thrush.
Crew1
 
Propulsion1 Radial Engine (Turboprop)
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney (Pratt & Whitney Canada) R-1340-AN1 Wasp (PT6A-34AG)
Engine Power447 (559) kW600 (750) hp
 
Speed256 (306) km/h 138 (165) kts
159 (190) mph
Service Ceiling4.572 (3.658) m15.000 (12.000) ft
Range648 km350 NM
403 mi.
 
Empty Weight1.678 (1.633) kg3.700 (3.600) lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.722 (4.309) kg6.000 (9.500) lbs
 
Wing Span13,51 (13,54) m44,3 (44,4) ft
Wing Area30,3 m326 ft
Length8,95 (10,06) m29,4 (33,0) ft
Height2,79 m9,2 ft
 
First Flight1956
Production Statusin production
Total Productionca. 1700
 
EASA TCDSA.040
 
Data for (Version)Rockwell S-2D Thrush Commander 600 (S2R-T 660)
Remarks
Until 2007 approx. total production of 1700 S-2.

 

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