TB30

SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon

Aircraft
Name
TB-30 Epsilon
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, low set
WTC
L
APC
A
Type Code
L1P
Engine
Piston
Engine Count
Single
Position
Nose mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon
SOCATA Epsilon
OGMA Epsilon
OGMA TB-30 Epsilon
AEROSPATIALE TB-30 Epsilon
AEROSPATIALE Epsilon

TB30

Basic trainer. In service since 1982. Trainer development for French Armée de l'Air, based on TB-10 Tobago light aircraft. Used by Togo Air Force as counter insurgence aircraft and by Portugal Air Force as basic trainer. Turbo-prop version TB-31 Omega first flown in 1985, but no further production.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
7.90 m
Length (metric)
7.60 m
Height (metric)
2.70 m
Powerplant

1 x 300 HP Lycoming AEIO-540-L1B5D piston engine with 2 blade propeller.

Engine Model(s)
Lycoming O-540
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
640 m
MTOW
1200 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
800 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
208 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
230
Range
720 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
440 m

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