- 1966 MEYERS 200D AERO COMMANDER - For Sale

MEYERS AERO COMMANDER 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

Meyers 200

MEYERS 200D AERO COMMANDER

Meyers 200D - Design
It was the brainchild of Al Meyers and was a development of his Meyers 145 design. The holder of a number of speed records in its class, the Meyers 200 is widely admired for its clean lines, and is also known for its exceptionally sturdy airframe. This strength is derived from a tubular 4130 chrome-moly steel truss structure with aluminum skin that protects occupants.

Acquisition by Aero Commander
In 1966, the Aero Commander division of North American Rockwell purchased the rights to the Meyers 145 and 200, as part of a strategy to capture a share of the light aircraft market in the United States. During this time it was in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (film). Known briefly as the Aero Commander 200, it soon emerged that the firm could not produce the design economically. Meyers' firm had been virtually hand-building each aircraft and no jigs or tooling for the kind of mass production envisaged by Aero Commander even existed at the time the rights were bought. Having spent $US 4 million to produce just $US 3 million worth of product, Aero Commander ceased production in 1968 and sold the rights to the Interceptor Corporation, which developed a turboprop-powered version as the Interceptor 400. Ownership of the rights eventually passed to Prop-Jets, Inc., now known as Interceptor Aircraft Corporation.

General Specifications:

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 24 ft 4 in (7.42 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
  • Wing area: 162 sq-ft (15.0 sq-m)
  • Empty: 1,940 lb (882 kg)
  • Loaded: 3,000 lb (1,364 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff: 3,000 lb (1,364 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1x Continental IO-520A, 285 hp (209 kW)

Performance:

  • Maximum speed: 239 mph (385 km/h)
  • Range: 1,200 miles (1,931 km)
  • Service ceiling: 18,500 ft (5,640 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,350 ft/min (412 m/min)
  • Wing loading: 18.5 lb/sq-ft ( kg/sq-m)
  • Power/Mass: 10.5 hp/lb ( kW/kg)

Model Year/Type: 1966 Meyers 200D
Engine Number:
Exterior Paint Color/Code: White with Blue - Red Accents
Interior Material Color/Type: Leather - Cloth / Light Brown

Notes:

  • 1980TT
  • 270 SMOTH
  • POH
  • ALT
  • NARCO IFR
  • DUAL GS
  • ADF
  • ENCODER
  • EGT

Manufacture: 1966
Current Hours: 1980
Current Location: Doylestown PA
For Sale Contact: info@aerocommander.net

 

MEYERS AERO COMMANDER 200

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