PA23

PIPER PA-23-Aztec

Aircraft
Name
PA-23-Aztec
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, low set
WTC
L
APC
A
Type Code
L2P
Engine
Piston
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Over wing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
SEGUIN Geronimo
PIPER Apache
PIPER PA-23-160 Apache
PIPER PA-23-150 Apache
MILLER (1) Jet Profile

PA23

The Piper PA-23, named Apache and later Aztec, is a four-to-six-seat twin-engined light aircraft aimed at the general aviation market that also saw service with the United States Navy and other countries' military forces in small numbers. Originally designed in the 1950s by the Stinson Aircraft Company, the Apache and its more powerful development the Aztec were manufactured from the 1950s to the 1980s by Piper Aircraft in the United States.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
11.30 m
Length (metric)
9.50 m
Height (metric)
3.00 m
Powerplant

2 x Lycoming IO-540-C4B5 normally aspirated air-cooled flat-six piston engines, 187 kW each

Engine Model(s)
Lycoming O-540
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
110 kts
Distance
380 m
MTOW
2360 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
160 kts
ROC
2200 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
140 kts
ROC
1000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
140 kts
ROC
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
160 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
190
Range
780 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
160 kts
ROD
1500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
95 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
85 kts
Distance
510 m

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