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Britten-Norman Islander - United Kingdom, 1965


Detailing the development and operational history of the Britten-Norman Islander Light Utility Aircraft.


 Entry last updated on 6/13/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com



Nearly 1,300 Britten-Norman Islander aircraft have been produced since manufacture began in 1965.







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Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander Specifications



Service Year: 1965
Type: Light Utility Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Britten-Norman - UK
Total Production: 1,280


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 35.60 feet (10.85 meters)
Overall Width: 49.05 feet (14.95 meters)
Overall Height: 13.71 feet (4.18 meters)

Weight (Empty): 3,671 lb (1,665 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,614 lb (3,000 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



Engine: 2 x Lycoming O-540-E4CS / IO-540 engines developing 260 / 300 horsepower each.

Maximum Speed: 148 knots (171 mph; 275 kph)
Maximum Range: 756 nautical miles (870 miles; 1,400 km)
Service Ceiling: 13,205 feet (4,025 meters; 2.50 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 970 feet-per-minute (296 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload



None.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)



United Kingdom

Model Variants



Islander - Base Series Name