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Cessna 401. Characteristics. Specification. Photo.
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Cessna 401. Characteristics. Specification. Photo.

Cessna 401. Characteristics. Specification. Photo.

 

Cessna 401 - light twin-engined American airliner, designed to carry 6-8 people (depending on cabin configuration and modification) at distances up to 2145 kilometers.

 

Photo Cessna 401

 

The first aircraft was unveiled in 1965 year, less than a year the new model has been successfully certified and 1967 year, the plane went into mass production. The model is not very popular but for all time the issue was made by American aircraft manufacturers 404 aircraft that continue to operate, and now many civilian flights shedule for the feeder passenger transportation services, implementation of charter flights, as well as for transportation of goods.

 

Cessna 401 photo

 

Small-engine aircraft Cessna 401 equipped with two piston aircraft engines Continental TSIO-520, 600 total power in HP The power plant of the aircraft was equipped with a turbo function, so that the aircraft could quickly accelerate to the target speed, and perform a variety of maneuvers at high speeds.

The fuselage of small-engine aircraft Cessna 401 very similar to the fuselage 340th model, however, this is due mainly to the fact that these forms provide the best aerodynamic performance.

Inside the aircraft cabin if needed it can easily be transformed by the transport of goods, which was enough to remove the passenger seat. In addition, in case you need to transport a larger number of passengers, luggage compartment instead you can install two additional seats, which increased the number of people transported from the 6 8 to people.

 

Control panel Cessna 401

 

Introduced in 1968, the model Cessna 401A got some minor differences from the basic production version, mainly concerning only the appearance and some changes in the interior of the aircraft cabin. For all the time production was released 132 aircraft of this modification.

In 1969 year, the American aircraft manufacturer unveiled the Cessna 401B, getting new avionics, new passenger seats, as well as a number of additional improvements. From 91 aircraft that is produced during the time of release, currently continues to operate about 30 aircraft of this version.

 

Salon Cessna 401

 

Aircraft Cessna 401 not attracted to the individual operation of the aircraft and more aircraft of this model is used to perform civil air carriers neprotyazhёnnyh air travel, of the sightseeing tour, as a means of air taxis, transport small loads, etc.

Small-engine aircraft Cessna 401 is considered one of the most reliable - in the history of its operation is known only to a few incidents have not resulted in death or destruction on the ground.

 

Technical characteristics of the aircraft Cessna 401.

 

  • Crew: 1-2 people;
  • Passenger: 5-7 people;
  • Length of aircraft: 10,2 m .;
  • Wingspan: 13,45 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,49 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1.724 t .;
  • Payload: 0,895 t .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2,619 t .;
  • Cruising speed: 416 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 428 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2145 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8000m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Continental TSIO-520;
  • Power: 2 x 300 hp

 

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