|Manufacturer||General Avia, SIAI Marchetti, Vulcanair|
|First flight||30 December 1978|
|Number built||ca. 10|
The Vulcanair SF.600 Canguro (en: "Kangaroo") was a feederliner developed in Italy in the late 1970s. Despite a number of attempts to put the aircraft into series production, only a small number were ever built. The Canguro was a high-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration with a fuselage of rectangular cross-section and a high-set tail. The tricycle undercarriage was not retractable, and its main units were carried on sponsons on the fuselage sides. SIAI Marchetti provided funding towards the construction of the prototype, and constructed this aircraft at the former Aviamilano plant. After flight testing proved positive, the type was put on sale, but failed to attract buyers in any number, even when the original piston engines were exchanged for turboprops and retractable undercarriage was offered as an option.
The design continued to be offered by Agusta, following their acquisition of SIAI Marchetti, and a contract for joint production was signed with Sammi in South Korea in 1992, but nothing came of this. A similar venture to produce the aircraft in conjunction with PADC in the Philippines proved similarly fruitless. In 1997, Vulcanair purchased the design from Finmeccanica (Agusta's parent company), but although a small number of examples were produced, no series production was undertaken. Vulcanair next proceeded to use the Canguro's fuselage to develop the single-engine Misson.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1988–89
- Crew: One-two pilots
- Capacity: 9 passengers
- Length: 12.15 m (39 ft 10½ in)
- Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 2½ in)
- Height: 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)
- Wing area: 24.00 m2 (258.3 ft2)
- Aspect ratio: 9.1:1
- Empty weight: 1,875 kg (4,133 lb)
- Gross weight: 3,400 kg (7,495 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Allison 250-B17C turboprops, 313 kW (420 hp) each each
- Maximum speed: 306 km/h (190 mph)
- Cruising speed: 287 km/h (178 mph)
- Range: 1,580 km (981 miles)
- Service ceiling: 7,315 m (24,000 ft)
- Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s (1,480 ft/min)
- Taylor 1988, pp. 158–159.
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- Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 366. ISBN 1-85310-577-5.
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- "Agusta forms Korean venture". Flight (10 June 1989): p. 37. 1989. Retrieved 2008-04-02.