Piper PA-24 Comanche

Touring Aircraft

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Piper PA-24 Comanche is a single-engine four-seat light touring aircraft with retractable landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-540-A1A
Engine Power186 kW250 hp
Speed289 km/h156 kts
  180 mph
Service Ceiling6.096 m20.000 ft
Range1.167 km630 NM
725 mi.
Empty Weight767 kg1.690 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.315 kg2.900 lbs
Wing Span10,97 m35 ft 12 in
Wing Area16,5 m178 ft
Length7,84 m25 ft 9 in
Height2,39 m7 ft 10 in
First Flight24.05.1956
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1957-1973
Total Production4856
Data for (Version)Piper PA-24-250 Comanche
VariantsPA-24-180, PA-24-250, PA-24-260, PA-24-400, PA-24T-260 Turbo Comanche

[Photo-ID: 2548] Karsten Palt 2009-09-04
Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, , D-EHHO, c/n 24-3211, Karsten Palt, 2009Piper
PA-24-250 Comanche
Reg.: D-EHHO
c/n: 24-3211
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 10727] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Piper PA-24-260 Comanche, Spanish Navy, E.30-1, c/n 24-4071, Karsten Palt, 2014Piper
PA-24-260 Comanche
Spanish Navy
Reg.: E.30-1
c/n: 24-4071
displayed as E.30-2
Museo del Aire [Madrid]