SIAI-Marchetti S.205 / S.208

Touring Aircraft / Liason Aircraft

SIAI-Marchetti S-205-18R D-EKGI 365 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The SIAI-Marchetti S.205 / S.208 is a single-engine four- or five-seat light touring and liaison aircraft produced by the Italian manufacturer SIAI-Marchetti, today Alenia Aermacchi S.p.a.. The S.205 is the four-seat variant while the S.208 is the five-seat variant.
Approx. 65 S.205-22/R was also assembled by WACO in the United States and marketed there as the WACO Sirrus, later VELA S220. The total production numbers includes approx. 620 S.205 and 120 S.208 of which approx. 40 where military S.208M, operated by the Italian Air Force.
Passengers3 / 4
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelFranklin 6A-350-C1
Engine Power164 kW220 hp
Speed294 km/h159 kts
  183 mph
Service Ceiling6.200 m20.341 ft
Range1.324 km715 NM
823 mi.
Empty Weight750 kg1.653 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.350 kg2.976 lbs
Wing Span10,86 m35 ft 8 in
Wing Area16,1 m²173 ft²
Length8,00 m26 ft 3 in
Height2,89 m9 ft 6 in
First Flight04.05.1965
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1966-1980
Total Production740
ICAO CodeS05F S05R S208
Data for (Version)SIAI-Marchetti S.205
VariantsS.205-18/F, S.205-18/R, S.205-20/F, S.205-20/R, S.205-22/R, S.208, S.208A, S.208M

[Photo-ID: 7351] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
SIAI-Marchetti S-205-18R, , D-EKGI, c/n 365,© Karsten Palt, 2013SIAI-Marchetti
Reg.: D-EKGI
c/n: 365
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 675] © Karsten Palt 2007-09-15
SIAI-Marchetti S.208, , D-ERAT, c/n 2-25,© Karsten Palt, 2007SIAI-Marchetti
Reg.: D-ERAT
c/n: 2-25
Airport-Days 2007 [Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (EDDH / HAM)]