Monday, 9 December 2013

Aermacchi AL-60 Light Aircraft

Type                       Utility 

Manufacturer         Aermacchi
Designed by          Al Mooney
Maiden flight         1959

The AL-60 was a light civil utility aircraft 

originally designed by Lockheed in the 

United States but which never went into 

production in that country. A small number 

were built in Mexico and Argentina and under 

licence in Italy.

Designed by Al Mooney, Lockheed flew only 

two prototypes of the AL-60 (in 1959) before 

deciding that the aircraft would be 

unprofitable in the US marketplace. Instead, 

the company chose to manufacture it under a 

joint venture in Mexico as Lockheed-Azcarate 

(LASA). In 1960, 18 were produced for the 

Mexican Air Force as the LASA-60.

In Italy, Aermacchi purchased a licence to 

produce the type, first in its original 

configuration as the AL-60B, then in a 

modified version for various African 

customers as the AL-60C. This latter version 

changed from the original tricycle 

undercarriage to a taildragger arrangement.


L-402 – Lockheed prototypes
LASA-60 – Mexican production model (44 

AL-60B-1 Santa Maria – original Aermacchi-

built version (4 built)
AL-60B-2 Santa Maria – production Aermacchi 

version (81 built)
AL-60C-5 Conestoga – Aermacchi-built version 

for the Central African Republic
AL-60F-5 Trojan – Aermacchi-built version 

for Rhodesia
Atlas C4M Kudu – Atlas-built unlicensed 

version for South Africa

General characteristics (AL-60F-5 Trojan)

Crew: One
Capacity: Seven passengers
Length: 8.80 m (28 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 11.9 m (39 ft 4 in)
Height: 3.30 m (10 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 19.6 m² (210 ft²)
Empty weight: 1,068 kg (2,394 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 2,051 kg (4,500 lb)
Powerplant: 1× Lycoming IO-720-A1A piston 

engine, 298 kW (400 hp)

Performance (AL-60F-5 Trojan)

Maximum speed: 251 km/h (156 mph)
Range: 1,037 km (560 miles)
Service ceiling 4,150 m (13,615 ft)
Rate of climb: 5.5 m/s (1,085 ft/min)


Surbhi Maheshwari [MBA Fin / Mktg ] 
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