|Role||Utility liaison or training monoplane|
|First flight||19 June 1953|
|Primary users||German Air Force|
Swissair Flying School
|Number built||88 (Piaggio) |
|Developed from||Piaggio P.148|
The P.149 was developed as a four-seat touring variant of the earlier P.148. The P.149 is an all-metal, low-wing cantilever monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear with room for four or five occupants. The prototype first flew on 19 June 1953.
Only a few were sold, until the German Air Force selected the aircraft for a training and utility role. Piaggio delivered 72 aircraft to Germany, and another 190 were built in Germany by Focke-Wulf as the FWP.149D.
The aircraft was operated by the German Air Force between 1957 and 1990.
Swissair's Flying School based at Bern (Belp) airfield used a small fleet of the type to provide primary instruction to trainee pilots.
- Italian Air Force operated two Piaggio P.149Ds from 1953 until 1955
- Nigerian Air Force operated 12 Piaggo P.149D in 1967
- Swissair Flying School
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2714
- Crew: one
- Capacity: three or four passengers or one trainee
- Length: 8.80 m (28 ft 10½ in)
- Wingspan: 11.12 m (36 ft 5¾ in)
- Height: 2.90 m (9 ft 6¼ in)
- Wing area: 18.85 m2 (202.91 ft2)
- Empty weight: 1,160 kg (2,557 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,680 kg (3,704 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming GO-480 B1A6 flat-six geared piston engine, 142 kW (270 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 234 km/h (145 mph)
- Range: 925 km (575 miles)
- Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
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