T-41D Mescalero Training aircraft © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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Introduction in Hellenic air force in 1969
360th training squadron
Location: Tatoi Air Base (Dekelia)
All aircraft were withdrawn from service in 2020 (20.12.2022).
 

Single-engine turboprop training aircraft (based on the Cessna Model 172 Skylane), developed in the mid-60s by the American company Cessna. Aircraft production continued until 2006.

In 1969, the Greek Air Force acquired the first aircraft for the initial and basic training of pilots. All aircraft are based on the Air Base Tatoi (Dekelia) and belong to the 360th training squadron (primary education) "Thalis".

 

T-41D Mescalero © Konstantinos Panitsidis

They belong to the 360 Squadron of Initial Education "Thalis". All training aircraft are gradually withdrawn from service since 2018 and replaced with the new P2000 JF training aircraft. 

 


PATCHES 

360 Sq of Basic Training "Thalis" 360 Sq of Basic Training "Thalis"

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

T-41D Mescalero © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Cessna
COUNTRY
USA
TYPE
Training aircraft
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
One Continental O-300-C
Power, h.p.
1 x 145
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
8,72
Height, m
2,72
Wing span, m
10,92
Wing area m2
16,16
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
815
Normal take-off, kg
1.043
Maximum take-off, kg
1.406
Useful load, kg
-
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
223
Cruising speed, km/h
188
Range, km
1.160
Combat range, km
-
Rate of climb, m/min
-
Service ceiling, m
4.000
Payload, kg 2 passengers
ARMAMENT
-

 


PHOTOS  T-41D Mescalero