Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan. Specifications. A photo.
Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan - Utility turboprop airliner manufactured by Aircraft «Canadair» with 1959 1966 on year.
A photoCanadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan
The development of passenger and cargo aircraft Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan was conducted on the basis of other, earlier model Convair CV-440 Metropolitan, however, Canadian aeronautical engineer made a partial reconfiguration of the aircraft, thereby to some extent by improving its flight performance and extending the capabilities of the model .
Its first flight model Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan made in 1959 year and a few months later, the aircraft went into production, which lasted only a few years, and, mainly it was due to several factors, such as low speed flight, following a small distance, etc.
Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan photo
Depending on the interior, on board passenger turboprop aircraft Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan it can accommodate up to 64 passengers, with a plane operated mainly for domestic passenger flights, with the extent to 3-3,5 thousand kilometers.
Two turboprop aircraft engine of this aircraft, we are talking about the model Napier Eland, capable of a total thrust of 7000 hp, which in turn provides sufficient normal for this type of aircraft travel speed (about 520 km \ h.), However, a significant least inferior planes with turbofan aircraft engines.
cockpitCanadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan
In addition to civil aviation, airplanes Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan operated well and air forces of Canada, and, mainly for the transport of goods, as well as for the transport of troops. However, the aircraft stayed in the military do not have much time - about 10 years, after which they were replaced by more advanced and efficient models of aircraft.
One of the biggest disadvantages of aircraft Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan is an extremely large amount of fuel consumed that required the carriers rather large investments in the operation of aircraft of this model. In 1994, the final decision was taken to terminate the operation of the aircraft, although later, a number of South American countries yet resumed use of these aircraft.
During the entire production period, the company «Canadair» to issue 13 passenger aircraft, of which, according to 2012 years, it is known that there is only one model (in Canada).
Specifications Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan.
- Crew: 3-4 person;
- Passenger: 64 person;
- aircraft Length: 24,84 m .;
- Wingspan: 32,12 m .;
- Plane Height: 8,5 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 14666 kg .;
- Payload: 9464 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 24130 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 520 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 547 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 3660 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
- Powerplant: 2 × Napier Eland;
- Power: 2 × 3500 hp
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