Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation
Ryan Navion (USA)
The Navion was designed by North American Aviation. Two versions were subsequently produced by Ryan: one as the Navion A with a 153 kW (205 hp) Continental E-185-3 or -9 engine; the other as the Navion B or Super 260 with
a 194 kW (260 hp) Lycoming GO-435-C2 engine. Total production was 1,238 aircraft.
The Navion was also used as a liaison and observation aircraft by the US Army and Air National Guard. These aircraft carried the designation L-17B ( 163 built) and were powered by the E-185-3 engine (the L-17A having been built earlier by North American Aviation). The L-17C was a modification of the L-17A by Ryan (35 produced). L-17s were operated during the Korean War.
Data (Super 260): Engine as above Wing span 10.19 m (33 ft 5 in) Length 8.38 m (27 ft 6 in) Max T-O weight 1,293 kg (2,850 lb) Max level speed 280 km/h (174 mph)
Navion Rangemaster G and H (USA)
Five-seat light monoplanes of 1974 and 1976 respectively, the latter powered by a 212.5 kW (285 hp) Continental IO-520 engine.
Navion - почти забытая модель, но в свое время она была популярна у гражданских и военных заказчиков.
Самолет, на котором доставлялось оружие повстанцам Фиделя Кастро: "Райан Навион Супер 260".
The Canadian Register has exhausted the CF-J series very quickly and has reached CF-KJN. Skimmer CF-KDQ and Navion CF-KEA (photo) are two other recent Canadians.
Six Temco-reworked Ryan Navions are to be used by the U.S. Army Signal Corps as remote-controlled drones fitted with television and photographic cameras for tactical operations' evaluations. The designation is QL-17A. Shown is U.S. Army 47-1351, colour, red overall.
First photograph to be published of the Tusco Navion Model D, a modernised Navion with tip tanks and many other improvements. It is powered by a Continental O-470-P engine of 240 h.p. which gives it a speed of 185 m.p.h.
UTSI Navion on the ground. Note the wing-mounted angle-of-attack and side slip sensors.
The UTSI Navion in flight. Note the tuffs of yarn on the starboard side-force surface to study airflow.
Artist's impression of the new Navion Rangemaster Model G (285 hp Continental IO-520 engine)