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Diamond DA42 Twin Star

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Aircraft of the Royal Thai Air Force
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Development

Entwicklung

 

The Diamond DA42 Twin Star is a four seat, twin engine, propeller-driven airplane developed and manufactured by Austrian company Diamond Aircraft Industries. It was Diamond's first twin engine design. In 2004, the DA42 became the first diesel-powered fixed-wing aircraft to perform a non-stop crossing of the North Atlantic.

By 2012, the DA42 had become a key revenue generator for the company, having gained popularity with government and military operators in addition to the civil market that had suffered as a result of the Great Recession. Government customers have typically employed the type in the aerial surveillance role, which contributed towards the development of the Aeronautics Defense Dominator, a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which had been derived from the DA42.

 

Die Diamond DA42 Twin Star ist ein viersitziges, zweimotoriges Propellerflugzeug, das von der österreichischen Firma Diamond Aircraft Industries entwickelt und hergestellt wird. Es war das erste zweimotorige Design von Diamond. Im Jahr 2004 führte die DA42 als erstes dieselgetriebenes Flächenflugzeug einen Nonstop Nordatlantikflug durch.
Bis 2012 war die DA42 zu einem wichtigen Umsatzträger für das Unternehmen geworden und wurde neben dem zivilen Markt, der unter der großen Rezession gelitten hatte, bei Regierungs- und Militärbetreibern beliebt. Regierungskunden haben diesen Typ in der Regel in der Luftüberwachungsfunktion eingesetzt, was zur Entwicklung des Aeronautics Defence Dominator beigetragen hat, eines unbemannten mittelschweren Langstreckenflugzeugs (MALE) für unbemannte Luftfahrzeuge (UAV), das vom DA42 abgeleitet wurde.

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Variants

Versionen

 

DA42

Production aircraft built in Austria and Canada

 

DA42

In Österreich und Kanada gefertigte Serienversion

 

DA42 MPP

"Multi Purpose Platform" variant which is modified to carry aerial sensing, mapping and surveillance payloads.

 

DA42 MPP

"Multi-Purpose-Plattform" -Variante, die modifiziert ist, um die Erfassung, Kartierung und Überwachung aus der Luft vorzunehmen.

 

DA42NG

Austro Engine AE 300, 170 hp equipped version.

 

DA42NG

Mit Austro Engine AE 300 170 PS ausgerüstete Variante.

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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

2009 the RTAF ordered six planes for the multi-engined Training. 

 

2009 bestellt die RTAF sechs Maschinen als Fortgeschrittenentrainer. 

 

The DA42 and DA42NG will designated as training aircraft No. 20 (BF.20 บฝ.๒๐), while the DA-42MPP is referred to as a reconnaissance training aircraft (BTF.20 .๒๐).

 

Die DA42 und DA42NG wird als Trainingsflugzeug No.  20 (BF.20 บฝ.๒๐)  bezeichnet, während die DA-42MPP als Aufklärungs-Trainingsflugzeug (BTF.20 .๒๐) bezeichnet wird.

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602 Sqn. 6. Wing

402 Sqn. 4. Wing

Flight Training Squadron

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Specifications DA42

Wingspan

Spannweite

13.42 m

Length

Länge

8.56 m

Height

Höhe

2.49 m
Wing area Flügelfläche 16.29 m²

Engine

Motor

2 × Thielert Centurion turbocharged diesel engine, 135 hp each

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

356 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

1'251 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

1'700 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

6.5 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

5'486 m

Range

Reichweite

1'693 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

none

Capacity

Zuladung Crew 2, 2 passengers
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Pictures

Bilder

 

 

 

 
  Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-3/52 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-3/52 at the Paintshop  (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star at the Paintshop  (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star at the Paintshop  (Photo collection of Steve Penn)  
 

 

 

 
  Diamond DA42 Twin Star at the Paintshop  (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-3/52 #60448 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-3/52 #60448 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-2/52 #60447 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn)  
 

 

 

 
  Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-2/52 #60447 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-2/52 #60447 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-6/52 #60451 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-3/52 #60448 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn)  
 

 

 

 
  Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-3/52 #60448 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-6/52 #60451 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-6/52 #60451 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn) Diamond DA42 Twin Star BF20-5/52 #60450 at Don Muang (Photo collection of Steve Penn)  
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Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Type

Thai Serial

Reg.

s/n

Delivered

Withdrawn

Remarks

DA42 BF20-1/52 60446 42.383 8. Jun. 2009 present -
DA42 BF20-2/52 60447 42.384 8. Jun. 2009 present -
DA42 BF20-3/52 RR.01 42.386 8. Jun. 2009 present Ex. 60448
DA42 BF20-4/52 RR.02 42.409 Nov. 2009 present Ex. 60449
DA42 BF20-5/52 RR.03 42.413 Nov. 2009 present Ex. 60450
DA42 BF20-6/52 RR.04 42.414 Nov. 2009 present Ex. 60451
DA42MPP BTF20-7/53 40209 42.M015 Oct. 2010 present -
DA42MPP BTF20-8/53 40210 42.M019 Oct. 2010 present -
DA42MPP BTF20-9/53 40211 42.M022 Oct. 2010 present -
DA42MPP BTF20-10/54 40212 42.M025 18. Jun. 2011 present -
DA42MPP BTF20-11/54 40213 42.M026 18. Jun. 2011 present -
DA42NG BF20-12/60 RR.05 42.N225 Jun. 2017 present -
DA42NG BF20-13/60 RR.06 42.N226 Jun. 2017 present -
DA42NG BF20-14/60 RR.07 42.N227 Jun. 2017 present -
DA42NG BF20-15/60 RR.08 42.N228 Jun. 2017 present -
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- Last update 2. January 2018

Written 20. May 2010

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