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UTVA-56/60 aircraft history, performance and specifications


The Yugoslav company Fabrika Aviona Utva designed and constructed the prototype of a four-seat utility aircraft.  which flew for the first time on April 22, 1959.  Of  braced high-wing monoplane configuration.  This was powered by a  260 hp (191 kW) Avco Lycoming GO-435 piston engine, and was designed UTVA-56. Early testing was satisfactory, but during finalization of the design.  Prior to production, it was decided to introduce a slightly more powerful engine.  This, plus detail changes in design. Resulting in a change of designation to UTVA-60.

Of all-metal construction. the UTVA-60 had a wing incorporation ailerons that were interlinked to droop when the trailing edge flaps were extended.  Landing gear was of conventional tailwheel type, the main units comprising cantilever steel tube struts, with rubber in com compression shock absorption.  Accommodation  was provided for a pilot and three passengers, but interior changes could be made easily so that the UTVA-60 could  be made easily so that the UTVA-60 could serve as an air ambulance, or for cargo carrying.  Four other versions were available  to complement the basic four seat utility  model identified as the U-60-AT1.  These others comprised U-60-AT2.  Intended primarily as a trainer and equipped with dual controls.  The U-60-Ag agricultural versions.  The U-60-AM air ambulance and the U-60H  floatplane.  This last differed from the others in having a strengthened fuselage structure and in the insulation of a 296-hp Avco Lycoming GO-480-G1H6 engine.  the details which follow apply specifically to the basic U-60-AT1.

four seat general light plane

one 270-hp Avco Lycoming GO-480-B1A6 flat six piston engine.

maximum cruising speed 143 mph, surface ceiling 17,060 ft range 780miles.

empty 2,099 lb maximum take off 3,571 lb

span 37 ft 4 3/4 in.  Length 26 ft 11 1/2 in