Siai Marchetti F 260
Baujahr / Built in:


Pilot oder Besitzer / Pilot or owner:

Stephen Stead

Stationiert in / Stationed in:

Bremgarten EDTG

Motor / Engine:

lycoming IO 540
Leistung / Performance:

Abmessungen / Measurement:

Max. Abfluggewicht / Max. takeoff weight:


Weitere Informationen / More information

The Siai Marchetti F.260 is a light aircraft marketed as an aerobatics plane and a military trainer. It was designed by Stelio Frati, originally for Aviamilano, which flew the first prototype of it (then designated F.260) on July 15, 1964. Actual production was undertaken when SIAI Marchetti purchased the design soon thereafter and continued with this firm until the company was bought by Aermacchi in 1997. The military versions are popular with smaller air forces, which can also arm it for use in the close-support role.The design is a conventional one, featuring a low wing and tricycle undercarriage, and is often praised for its sleek lines and sporty appearance. The pilot and up to two passengers (or pilot and one student in trainer versions) are accommodated under a broad, extensively glazed canopy. The SF.260 holds the airspeed records for aircraft in its class over the 100 km (62 mile) and 1,000 km (621 mile) closed circuits. This aircraft is serial number 102 and is actually the second aircraft to be produced by Siai Marchetti in 1966. It was imported into Germany in 2010 from Italy and reurbished in 2011.