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Oberlerchner JOB 15 performance and specifications


Drawing on past experience in the design and production of gliders and sailplanes, Josef Oberlerchner Holzindustrie built its first powered design in 1957. Of wooden construction, the prototype JOB 5 was a side-by-side two-seater powered by a 95-hp (71-kW) Continental C9012F engine and, after completion of more than 100 hours of development flying during 1958-9, the decision to embark upon series production was taken. A number of designs alterations were incorporated, however the JOB15 was evolved, larger than the prototype and with a third seat added. The original all-wood fuselage was replaced by a steel-tubular structure with glassfibre and fabric covering, enlarged vertical tail surfaces were fitted, and the selected engine was the 135-hp (101-kW) Avco Lycoming O-290-D2B. A hook was fitted to add glider-towing to the original roles of training, touring and limited aerobatics. The prototype JOB 15 flew late in 1960 and two more were completed in 1962 before the JOB 15-150 was introduced, powered by a 150-hp (112-kW) Avco Lycoming O-320-A2B engine. Eleven were built, together with 10 JOB 15/2s, before the production ceased in June 1966. The specification applies to the JOB 15.


three-seat light monoplane

one 150-hp (112-kW) Avco Lycoming O-320-A2B flat-four piston engine

maximum speed 146 mph (235 km/h); maximum cruising speed 121 mph (195 km/h); range 510 miles (821 km)

empty 1,314 lb (596 kg); maximum take-off 2,050 lb (930 kg)


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