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Diamond DA40 Star

Light-class Trainer / Utility Aircraft

Diamond DA40 Star

Light-class Trainer / Utility Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The Diamond DA40 series of lightweight aircraft has seen adoption by various military services of the world including Austria, Singapore, and the United States.
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ORIGIN: Austria
YEAR: 1997
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Diamond Aircraft Industries - Austria / China
PRODUCTION: 60
OPERATORS: Austria; Bolivia; Canada; Ecuador; Jamaica; Singapore; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Diamond DA40XL Diamond Star model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 26.57 feet (8.1 meters)
WIDTH: 39.04 feet (11.9 meters)
HEIGHT: 6.50 feet (1.98 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 1,764 pounds (800 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 2,646 pounds (1,200 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Lycoming IO-360-M1A air-cooled, 4-cylinder piston engine developing 180 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 174 miles-per-hour (280 kilometers-per-hour; 151 knots)
RANGE: 833 miles (1,340 kilometers; 724 nautical miles)
CEILING: 16,404 feet (5,000 meters; 3.11 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,120 feet-per-minute (341 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• DA40 - Base Series Designation; initial production model with Textron Lycoming IO-360 M1A engine of 180 horsepower.
• DA40D
• DA40F
• DA40NG
• T-52A
• DA40XLT
• DA40 "Tundra Star"






PROGRAM UPDATES

October 2018 - A modified hybrid-electric DA40 was flown for the first time on October 31st, 2018 out of Wiener Neustadt in Austria.
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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (174mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Diamond DA40XL Diamond Star's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Useful in showcasing the era cross-over of particular aircraft/aerospace designs.
Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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60

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.