SIAT / MBB 223 Flamingo
Three-seater trainer and sports plane.
This machine, designed by the Siebelwerke-ATG in Donauwörth, was flown for the first time in 1967. A total of 97 Flamingos were built, 50 of those were built by the Spanish company CASA, and 17 by the Farner Works in Switzerland. The original motorization consisted of a Lycoming opposed cylinder engine with 150 kW (200 hp). An improved version with a turbo-supercharger with 156 kW (210 hp) was introduced in 1979.
The plane on display served as of 1986 as the test plane for the Porsche PFM 3200 aircraft engine. This engine, adapted from an automobile engine, was never mass-produced despite certain advantages.
- Manufacturer: Farner Werke AG, Grenchen / Schweiz, 1979
- Wing span: 8,3 m
- Take-off mass: 1100 kg
- Cruising speed: 230 km/h
- Propulsion: Air-cooled 6-cylinder opposed cylinder engine Porsche PFM 3200
- Output: 156 kW (210 hp)