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Silent 2 Targa Jet

The first flight of the jet-powered Silent 2 TARGA occurred on the 31 st of August 2009.

The 392 Newton (88 lbf) Titan engine from AMT completely retracts into the fuselage.

For the maiden flight the Silent 2 TARGA was towed aloft by a Dimona motorglider to an altitude of approximately 700 meters (2300 ft) with the engine initially stowed in the fuselage.

Once off tow, the engine was started and shut down a total of three times. Several level-flight tests were performed with indicated airspeeds in the 170-180 kph (105-112 mph) range.

Silent 2 Targa jet General data

ManufacturerALISPORT
TypeAutosubstainer jet glider
First flight 2009
Nb. built 
Crew1

Power plant

EngineAMTTitan
Count1 
TypeTurbojet 
Max. rating392 N88.2 lb st

Dimensions

Span13,30 m43.6 ft
Length6,35 m20.8 ft
Height1,25 m4.1 ft
Areas8,9 m²95.8 sq ft

Weights (estimated)

Empty145 kg319 lb
Crewkglb
Fuel & Oil45 lfl oz
WaterballastKglb
Max authorised 300 kg662 lb

Performances (estimated)

Vne - Max speed220 km/h137 mph
Crusing speed with engine170 km/h105 mph
Max. rate of climb1,5 m/s5 ft/s
Service ceilingmft
Rangekmmiles
Vs - Stall speed65 km/h40 mph
Take-off distancemyds