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FFA P-16

FFA was awarded development contract July 1952 for P-16.04 interceptor/ground-attack aircraft with Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire, first flown April 25,1955. Program canceled by Swiss Government but continued as private venture until June 1960; five aircraft built.


The P-16 wing formed the basis of the Gates Learjet design.
Engine: Armstrong-Siddeley Sapphire Sa.7
Length: 11.14 m
Span: 12.3 m
Max T/O weight: 11700 kg
Weapons load: 3000 kg
Max. horizontal speed: 1140 km/h / M 0.92
Altitude: 14000 m
T/O and Landing roll: < 500 m
Range: 1480 km

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