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Cessna 337 Super Skymaster. Characteristic. Modifications. A photo.
Cessna 337 Super Skymaster - US small-engine six-seat twin-engine aircraft, which is an upgraded version of the deep model Cessna 336However, in view of the large number of changes in the flight-technical terms and in terms of design, the plane is presented as a separate aircraft, manufactured with 1965 years.
Aircraft Cessna 337
The main feature of small-engine aircraft Cessna 337 Super Skymaster is the location of engines - one is located in the front of the aircraft and performs the role of pulling the engine, and the other is located at the rear of the aircraft and performs the function of pushing. A distinctive feature of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster from the earlier analogue, a retractable landing gear, the nose of the redesigned aircraft, and a new air intake and piston engines Continental IO-360-C total capacity in 420 hp
The basic design of a new small-engine aircraft was quite perfect, and in a relatively short production cycle, the assembly line of the American Aviation Plant descended 239 units of this model.
Photo Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
After some time, aeronautical engineer came to the conclusion about the need to improve the current model, mainly by changing the internal environment, replacing the old new avionics, and making some changes in the electronic system of the aircraft, as a result, a model Cessna 337A Super Skymaster. Significant changes in the new version has not undergone, but the company managed to more interested buyers, releasing of all time 255 production aircraft of this model.
Unlike the previous version, model Cessna 337B Super Skymaster steel has increased take-off weight, which allows you to move more cargo, but in general, the model has not received a large amount of change, however, as the popularity among customers.
In 1967 year, the American Aircraft Corporation has introduced a new model - Cessna T337B Turbo Super Skymaster, which is essentially a modernized version of the previous plane, but is equipped with a new turbocharged engine with a capacity of 210 hp each, allowing the aircraft to accelerate to 375 km \ h (cruising speed), rising to a height of 10 thousand meters and overcome distances in kilometers 2640. Because the aircraft could climb to a higher altitude, aircraft engineer had to make some changes in the cabin, making it thus sealed.
Cessna T337B Super Skymaster photo
In 1969 year, the public was presented a new model - Cessna 337C Super Skymaster, received as additional changes to the new center panel, new avionics, as well as an increased maximum takeoff weight.
Model Cessna 337D Super Skymaster, received only a few minor changes, mainly relating to the passenger compartment and reinforced fuselage structure. During the entire production cycle was released 215 aircraft of this version.
Version Cessna 337E Super Skymaster has a new geometry of the wing and the fuselage number of minor improvements. Due to a number of changes in the structure of the wing of the aircraft, improved control plane, however, the current model has existed for a long time did not - for the entire period of production, it was created only 100 units of this version.
Model Cessna 337F Super Skymaster was an improved version of the previous modification, in particular, changes have only increased the maximum take-off weight.
Model Cessna 337G Super Skymaster has become one of the most popular in the period of production, mainly to the fact there were new, more sophisticated and easy to maintain engines Continental IO-360-G, as well as new flaps improving maneuverability and control of the aircraft. Among other things, the aircraft also received a number of some design changes (reduced side windows, squat design, etc.).
The upgraded version of 337-th model, Cessna P337G Super Skymaster produced from pressurized cabin, enabling the aircraft to climb to a height of 10 thousand meters and was equipped with a turbocharged engine that will allow him to accelerate to the target speed of flight.
CabinCessna P337H Pressurized Skymaster
Small-engine aircraft Cessna 337H Skymaster received new avionics, new chair of the pilot and passengers, and a few minor changes in its design. As well as the model 337G, the aircraft was equipped with turbo engines. Around the same time, American aircraft manufacturers have begun to release a version with a pressurized cabin, called Cessna P337H Pressurized Skymaster, and is, in fact, a copy of the model 337H.
Of great interest to aircrafts Cessna 337 Super Skymaster also showed the military, as with the ability to rise to a height of 10 kilometers from the aircraft could conduct an effective aerial photography area. In this regard, the American corporation Cessna has released a special version of its aircraft - Cessna 337M, which received in the military title of O-2 Skymaster.
Subsequently, the military version of the planes are constantly modernized and production was launched models such as Cessna 337M Forward (the military name O-2A), O-2B (a converted civilian version Cessna 337F), O-2T (model equipped with two turbo engines Allison 250- B15 total power in 634 hp), O-2TT (increased wingspan), Summit Sentry O2-337, Lynx (special version which has arms) and T337H-SP.
All the production cycle, managed to produce more than 2.5 thousand airplanes Cessna 337, moreover, most of them continue to operate as a military aircraft in Africa and South America. However, the aircraft Cessna 337 operated also in civil aviation, largely as a sightseeing airplane or feeder airline.
Specifications Cessna 337 Super Skymaster.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 5 people;
- aircraft Length: 9,07 m .;
- Wingspan: 11,58 m (depending on version).
- Plane Height: 2,84 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 1204 kg. (Depending on version);
- Payload: 796 kg. (Depending on version);
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2 t (depending on version).
- Cruising speed: 232 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight speed: 320 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight distance: 1553 km. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight height: 5945 m (depending on version).
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: 2 x Continental IO-360-C (depending on version);
- Power: 2 x 210 hp (Depending on version).
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