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Valmet L-80 Turbo-Vinha

L-80

Manufacturer: Valmet
Introduced: 1983
Retired: 1990
Status: cancelled
Number built: one L-80, two L-90 prototypes

Valmet L-80 TP Turbo-Vinha was a prototype for a new Finnish turboprop basic trainer aircraft. The aircraft, which carried the designation OH-VBB was destroyed in a crash in 1985, killing the test pilot Paavo Janhunen. The aircraft was a further development of the Valmet L-70 Vinka and would eventually lead to the Valmet L-90 Redigo.

The Allison turboprop engine was used in the second plane, the L-90 TP Turbo-Vinha (OH-VTM). It was destroyed during an aerieal display in Belgium The third plane of the series (OH-VTP) got the new name Redigo or RediGo (used in sales brochures).

Specifications (L-80)

General characteristics

Crew: Two (pilot and instructor)
Length: 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 10.25 m (33 ft 7 in)
Height: 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)
Wing area: m (ft)
Empty weight: kg (lb)
Loaded weight: kg (lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,900 kg (4,180 lb)
Powerplant: 1x , ()

Performance

Maximum speed: 350 km/h (216 mph)
Range: 1,550 km (837 NM, 956 mi)
Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,600 ft)
Rate of climb: m/s (ft/min)
Wing loading: kg/m (lb/ft)
Power/mass: kW/kg (hp/lb)

Armament

1 x bomb

Related development

Valmet L-70
Valmet L-90

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Source: WikiPedia

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