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SIAI-MARCHETTI S.205 (WACO 5.220)/S.2018


1966–81



STANDARD DATA: (S.205-20/R) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,755. Empty wt. 1,630. Fuel capacity 56. Engine 200-hp Lycoming.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 174. Cruise mph 159. Stall mph 52. Initial climb rate 865. Range 940. Ceiling 17,650. Takeoff distance (50') 1,340. Landing distance (50') 1,540.

STANDARD DATA: (S.202-22/R) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,755. Empty wt. 1,653. Fuel capacity 56. Engine 220-hp Franklin. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 183. Cruise mph 175. Stall mph 52. Initial climb rate
1,160. Range 823. Ceiling 20,330. Takeoff distance (50') 1,240. Landing distance (50') 1,540.

STANDARD DATA: (S.208) Seats 4. Gross wt. 3,306. Empty wt. 1,785. Fuel capacity 117. Engine 260-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 199. Cruise mph 187. Stall mph 58. Range 1,250. Ceiling 17,725. Takeoff distance (50') 1,640. Landing distance (50') 1,310.

The Siai-Marchetti S.205 was built in several versions, all differing in engine size and gear type. For this reason, the airplane’s uses can range from the most economical touring craft to a high-performance executive craft. It is designed to house engines varying in size from 180 to 300 hp. All Siai-Marchetti aircraft make use of honeycomb panels to give the airframe an exceptionally rigid structure. The first examples were completed in 1965, and were all powered by 180-hp Lycoming engines.

Later models included the S.205-10/17, S.205-1 8/R, S.205-20/17, S.205-20/R, S.205-22/R, and S.202-221M. The numbers following the dash refer to the engine size (10 = 100 hp, 18 = 180 hp, etc.) and the letter refers to retractable, fixed, or military. The Model S.202-22/R was powered by a Franklin engine and utilized retractable gear; it was also assembled in the United States by Allied Aero Industries as the Waco Vela S.220. All the variations went out of production in 1972 except the 20/17 and 20/R. The S.208 entered production in 1968 and shared nearly 60% of the S.206’s structural components. It is powered by a 260-hp Lycoming and features retractable landing gear.



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