Friday, July 1, 2016

Piaggio-Douglas PD-808 Article #1

Untitled 1 A nice article from Aviation Week & Space Technology. dated 26 September 1966 on the Piaggio-Douglas PD-808, An aircraft that has always interested me.

From Wikipedia: “The Piaggio PD.808 was designed by the Douglas Aircraft Company of Long Beach, California, as a business jet.

No orders were received by Douglas, and the complete project was bought by Piaggio Aero, which flew the first prototype in August 1965. Piaggio also failed to secure any worthwhile commercial interest, but a few examples were taken by the Italian Air Force.

Only 24 examples of this type, with low-set wings and aft-mounted turbojet engines, were produced, and 22 of these went to the Italian Air Force.”

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