Piper PA-30 / PA-39 Twin Comanche

Touring Aircraft

Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche Spanish Navy E.31-2 01-404 30-653 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche is a twin-engined four- to six-seat touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation. The PA-39 Twin Comanche C/R and PA-39 Turbo Twin Comanche are variants with counter rotating propellers.
The Twin Comanche is a twin-engine development of the Piper PA-24 Comanche.
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming IO-320-B1A
Engine Power (each)119 kW160 hp
Speed370 km/h200 kts
  230 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Range1.932 km1.043 NM
1.200 mi.
Empty Weight1.030 kg2.271 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.633 kg3.600 lbs
Wing Span11,21 m36 ft 9 in
Wing Area16,5 m178 ft
Length7,67 m25 ft 2 in
Height2,51 m8 ft 3 in
First Flight07.11.1962
Production Statusout of production
Total Production2142
Data for (Version)Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche
VariantsPA-30 Twin Comanche, PA-30B Twin Comanche, PA-30B Turbo Twin Comanche, PA-30C Twin Comanche, PA-39 Twin Comanche C/R, PA-39 Turbo Twin Comanche C/R

[Photo-ID: 2666] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche, , D-GIRL, c/n 30-63, Karsten Palt, 2009Piper
PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
Reg.: D-GIRL
c/n: 30-63
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 10728] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche, Spanish Navy, E.31-2, c/n 30-653, Karsten Palt, 2014Piper
PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
Spanish Navy
Reg.: E.31-2
c/n: 30-653
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