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AA-5B & AG-5B Tiger Competitive Comparison 

 Manufacturer

Gulfstream

American

American

General

Beech

Beech

Cessna

Cessna Cessna Piper Piper  Piper
 Model

AA-5B

Tiger

AG-5B

Tiger

C23C

Sundowner

24

Musketeer

172K

Hawk XP

177B

Cardinal 

182P

Skylane 

PA28-180

Cherokee

PA28-181

Archer III 

 PA28-235F

Cherokee

 Years Built 1975-79 1990-93 1970-83 1966-70 1977-81 1970-78 1956-861961-75 1976-  1964-77
 Number Built 1,323 181 1,108 368 1,455 1,588 19,615 7,422 3,618+2,104 
 Type

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

Single Engine

4-Seat

Fixed Gear

 Wingspan 31'5"31'5"32'9"32'9"35'10" 35'6"  35'10" 32'0"35'0"  32'0"
 Length22'0"22'0" 25'9" 25'0"27'2"  27'3"28'0" 24'8" 23'10" 24'2" 
 Height8'0"7'8"8'3"8'3"8'10" 8'7" 9'3"8'0" 7'4" 7'10" 
 Empty Weight1,398lbs1,398lbs1,494lbs1,410lbs1,572lbs 1,643lbs 1,754lbs1,310lbs 1,416lbs 1,467lbs 
 Gross Weight2,400lbs2,400lbs2,450lbs2,550lbs2,550lbs 2,500lbs2,950lbs 2,400lbs 2,550lbs 2,900lbs 

 Useful Load w/Std

 Useable Fuel

780lbs780lbs 620lbs786lbs 666lbs 557lbs  656lbs790lbs 846lbs 929lbs 
 Engine(s)

Lycoming

O-360-A4K

180hp @

2,700 rpm

Lycoming

O-360-A4K

180hp @

2,700 rpm

Lycoming

O-360-A4J

180hp @

2,700 rpm

Lycoming

IO-360-A2B6

200hp @

? rpm

Continental

O-360-KB

195hp @

? rpm

Lycoming

O-360-A1F6

180hp @

2700 rpm

Continental

O-470-R

230hp @

2450 rpm

Lycoming

O-360-A4A

180hp @

2700 rpm

Lycoming

O-360-A4M

180hp @

2700 rpm

Lycoming

O-540-B4B5

200hp @

2700 rpm

 TBO2,000 hrs2,000 hrs2,000 hrs1,500 hrs2,000 hrs2,000 hrs1,500 hrs2,000 hrs2,000 hrs 2,000 hrs
 Useable Fuel (Std)37 US gal37 US gal57 US gal60 US gal52 US gal50 US gal 92 US gal50 US gal48 US gal84 US gal 
 Useable Fuel (Max)51 US gal51 US gal57 US gal60 US gal68 US gal61 US gal 92 US gal50 US gal48 US gal84 US gal 
 Takeoff Gnd Roll865'865'1,130'950' 800'  750'705' 720' 870' 800' 
 Takeoff Over 50'1,550'1,550'1,955'1,380'1,360' 1,400'1,350' 1,620' 1,652' 1,360' 
 Rate Of Climb850 fpm915 fpm792 fpm880 fpm 870 fpm 840 fpm1,010 fpm 750 fpm 735 fpm 825 fpm 
 Landing Over 50'1,120'1,120'1,484'1,300'1,345'1,220' 1,350' 1,150' 1,390'  1,300'
 Landing Gnd Roll410'410'703'660'635'600' 590'  600'925'  680'
 Stall Speed (Vso)53 kts53 kts51 kts52 kts47 kts 46 kts50 kts50 kts49 kts 52 kts 
 Max Speed

148 kts

148 kts128 kts137 kts132 kts139 kts 148 kts 132 kts  129 kts144 kts 
 Cruise Speed (75%)

139 kts

141 kts116 kts130 kts130 kts130 kts 143 kts 124 kts 125 kts 136 kts 
 Cruise Altitude8,500'8,500'
 
  

 Cruise Range

 (w/45min Reserve)

554 nm530 nm
  524 nm  
 Service Ceiling13,800'13,800'12,600'14,850'17,000'14,600' 16,500' 13,000' 15,000'  14,500'
 Wing Loading17.1 lbs/sqft17.1 lbs/sqft
 
15.0 lbs/sqft   
 Power Loading13.3 lbs/bhp13.3 lbs/bhp
  13.3 lbs/bhp  

 Propeller(s)

 Diameter/Pitch

 Type

McCauley

75/63

Fixed Pitch

Sensenich

76/61

Fixed Pitch



Fixed Pitch



Fixed Pitch



Fixed Pitch



Constant Spd



Constant Spd

Sensenich

76/60

Fixed Pitch

 


Constant Spd



Constant Spd


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