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Militi M.B.2 Leonardo
 
The Militi M.B.2 Leonardo is an Italian single-seat powered flying-boat glider version of Militi's M.B.1 flying-boat glider, designed and built by Bruno Militi.
 
The Leonardo is a parasol-wing monoplane with a two-step hull and a fuselage of aluminium alloy, wood and fibreglass. The mixed construction wing is supported by two N-struts in the centre and a vee-strut outboard on each side, it has plain ailerons but no flaps. The pilot has an open cockpit with a small windscreen. The 42 hp (31 kW) modified Panhard motor car engine is strut-mounted above the wing centre section and drives a two-bladed fixted-pitch laminated wood pusher propeller.
 
The aircraft was first flown on 21 June 1970 and was exhibited at the 1972 Turin Air Show.
 
Engine: 1 × Modified Panhard two-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled motor car engine, 31 kW (42 hp)
Wingspan: 8.14 m (26 ft 8½ in)
Length: 5.91 m (19 ft 4¾ in)
Width: 0.90 m (2 ft 11½½ in)
Height: 2.20 m (7 ft 2½ in)
Wing area: 11.40 m2 (122.7 ft2)
Aspect ratio: 5.7
Empty weight: 145 kg (319 lb)
Gross weight: 250 kg (551 lb)
Maximum speed: 116 km/h (73 mph)
Cruising speed: 80 km/h (50 mph)
Stall speed: 55 km/h (34.5 mph)
Range: 200 km (124 miles)
Endurance: 2 hours  30 min
Climb rate: 580 ft/min
Service ceiling: 4000 m (13125 ft)
Crew: 1
 
 
 
 
 
 


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