A military training aircraft, the single engine piston Pilatus P-3 has the capacity for a student and an instructor. The aircraft was designed for primary and advanced training. The P-3 features all-metal construction with a retractable tricycle undercarriage and tandem seating. The empty weight is 2400 lb (1090 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 3374 lb (1530 kg). The P-3 is powered by a Lycoming GO-435-C2-A2 engine of 240 hp. The cruise speed is 155 mph (255 km/h), the minimum speed is 62 mph (100 km/h), and the maximum speed is 194 mph (310 km/h).