"Grumman"
AA-5B & AG-5B Tiger
Competitive Comparison
Updated: 2002-10-25
Manufacturer: 
Gulfstream
American
American
General
Beech
Beech
Cessna
Cessna
Cessna 
Piper
Piper
Piper
Socata
Model: (Photo)
AA-5B
Tiger
AG-5B
Tiger
C23C
Sundowner
24
Musketeer
R172K
Hawk XP
177B
Cardinal
182P
Skylane
PA28-180
Cherokee
PA28-181
Archer III
PA28-235F
Cherokee
TB200
Tobago
Years Built:
1975-79
1990-93
1970-83
1966-70
1977-81
1970-78
1956-86
1961-75
1976-
1964-77
1986-
Number Built: (S/N)
1323
181
1,108
368
1,455
1,588
19,615
7,422
3,618+
2,104
1,400+
Type:
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
4-seats
Fixed Gear
Single-eng
5-seats
Fixed Gear
Wingspan:
31'5"
31'5"
32'9"
32'9"
35'10"
35'6"
35'10"
32'
35'
32'
32'
Length:
22'
22'
25'9"
25'
27'2"
27'3"
28'
24'8"
23'10"
24'2"
25'
Height:
8'
7'8"
8'3"
8'3"
8'10"
8'7"
9'3"
8'
7'4"
7'10"
10'6"
Empty Weight:
1,398 lbs
1,398 lbs
1,494 lbs
1,410 lbs
1,572 lbs
1,643 lbs
1,754 lbs
1,310 lbs
1,416 lbs
1,467 lbs
 
Gross Weight:
2,400 lbs
2,400 lbs
2,450 lbs
2,550 lbs
2,550 lbs
2,500 lbs
2,950 lbs
2,400 lbs
2,550 lbs
2,900
2,535 lbs
Payload w/Std Fuel:
780 lbs
780 lbs
620 lbs
786 lbs
666 lbs
557 lbs
656 lbs
790 lbs
846 lbs
929 lbs
 
Engine:
Lycoming
O360-A4K
180 hp
@2700 rpm
Lycoming
O360-A4K
180 hp
@2700 rpm
Lycoming
O360-A4K
180 hp
@2700 rpm
Lycoming
IO360-A2B6
200 hp
@ ? rpm
Continental
IO360-KB
195 hp
@ ? rpm
Lycoming
O360-A1F6
180 hp
@2700 rpm
Continental
O470-R
230 hp
@ 2450 rpm
Lycoming
O360-A4A
180 hp
@2700 rpm
Lycoming
O360-A4M
180 hp
@2700 rpm
Lycoming
O540-B4B5
235 hp
@ ? rpm
Lycoming
O360-A1B6
200 hp
@2700 rpm
TBO:
2,000 hrs
2,000 hrs
2,000 hrs
2,000 hrs
2,000 hrs
2,000 hrs
1,500 hrs
2,000 hrs
2,000 hrs
2,000 hrs
2,000 hrs
Useable Fuel (max):
51 g
51 g
57 g
60 g
68 g
61 g
92 g
50 g
48 g
84 g
54 g
Useable Fuel  (std):
37 g
37 g
57 g
60 g
52 g
50g
92 g
50 g
48 g
84 g
54 g
Takeoff Gnd Roll:
865'
865'
1,130'
950'
800'
750'
705'
720'
870'
800'
1,066
Takeoff over 50':
1,550'
1,550'
1,955'
1,380'
1,360'
1,400'
1,350'
1,620'
1,652'
1,360'
1,657'
Rate of Climb:
850 fpm
915 fpm
792 fpm
880 fpm
870 fpm
840 fpm
1,010 fpm
750 fpm
735 fpm
825 fpm
790 fpm
Landing over 50':
1,120'
1,120'
1,484'
1,300'
1,345'
1,220'
1,350'
1,150'
1,390'
1,300'
1,509'
Landing Gnd Roll:
410'
410'
703'
660'
635'
600'
590'
600'
925'
680'
700'
Stall Speed (VSo):
53 kt
53 kt
51 kt
52 kt
47 kt
46 kt
50 kt
50 kt
49 kt
52 kt
51 kt
Max Speed: 
148 kt
148 kt
128 kt
137 kt
132 kt
139 kt
148 kt
132 kt
129 kt
144 kt
 
Cruise Speed:
(75% Power)
139 kt
141 kt
116 kt
130 kt
130 kt
130 kt
143 kt
124 kt
125 kt
136 kt
130 kt
Cruise Altitude:
8,500'
8,500'
                 
Cruise Range:
(45-min Reserve)
554 nm
530 nm
         
 524 nm
     
Service Ceiling:
13,800'
13,800'
12,600'
14,850'
17,000'
14,600'
16,500'
13,000'
15,000
14,500
13,000'
Wing Loading:
17.1 lb/sqft
17.1 lb/sqft
         
 15.0
lb/sqft
     
Power Loading:
13.3 lb/bhp
13.3 lb/bhp
         
13.3 lb/bhp
     
Propeller:
Diam/Pitch Type
McCauley
75/63 Fix
Sensenich
76/61 Fix
Fix
Fix
Fix
C.S.
C.S.
Sensenich
76/60 Fix
Fix
Fix
Fix
These data are correct to the best of my knowledge. Please send comments, corrections or missing data to Michael Gillespie.
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