|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Evangel Aircraft Corporation|
|First flight||June 1964|
$70,500 in 1971
The Evangel Aircraft Corporation was established to design and build a bush aircraft particularly for use by missionary groups. For work in South America it had to have STOL capability and be simple to operate and maintain. The aircraft that was designed was designated the Evangel 4500-300 and was a twin-engined monoplane with a tailwheel configuration retractable landing gear. The prototype first flew in June 1964 and the first production aircraft in January 1969. The aircraft needs a very short take-off run and can achieve a take-off to 50 ft (15m) within 375yds (343m).
- The sole prototype, with a high strut braced wing and tricycle undercarriage.
- Production variant
- Used to identify aircraft fitted with turbochargers.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1971–72.
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 8 passengers
- Length: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
- Wingspan: 41 ft 3 in (12.57 m)
- Height: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
- Wing area: 251 ft2 (23.32 m2)
- Empty weight: 3,455 lb (1,567 kg)
- Gross weight: 5,500 lb (2,495 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Avco Lycoming IO-540-K1B5 air-cooled flat-six piston engine, 300 hp (224 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 230 mph (370 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 175 mph (282 km/h)
- Range: 700 miles (1,126 km)
- Service ceiling: 21,030 ft (6410 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,500 ft/min (7.6 m/s)
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Air Progress: 18. October 1971. Missing or empty
- Taylor 1971, pp. 298–299.
- econ cruise