PA38

PIPER PA-38 Tomahawk

Aircraft
Name
PA-38 Tomahawk
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
T-tail
WTC
L
APC
A
Type Code
L1P
Engine
Piston
Engine Count
Single
Position
Nose mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle fixed
Manufacturered as
PIPER Tomahawk
PIPER PA-38 Tomahawk
CHINCUL Tomahawk
CHINCUL PA-A-38 Tomahawk
AICSA PA-38 Tomahawk
AICSA Tomahawk

PA38

Light aircraft and basic trainer. In service since 1978. Two seat trainer with a T-tail. 2497 aircraft were built between 1978 and 1983.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
10.40 m
Length (metric)
7.00 m
Height (metric)
2.80 m
Powerplant

1 x 112 HP Avco Lycoming O-235-L2A or L2C piston engine with two blade propeller.

Engine Model(s)
Lycoming O-235
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
450 m
MTOW
800 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
750 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
108 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
130
Range
480 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
450 m

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