Cessna 425. Characteristics. A photo.
Cessna 425 is a small-engine twin-engine multi-purpose aircraft American, created on the base model Cessna 421, Which was supposed to replace.
The first flight of small-engine aircraft Cessna 425 held 12 September 1978 year, however, the design of the aircraft a few did not satisfy the future clients because of their flight performance, in consequence of which, even for two years the aircraft was subjected to a series of improvements and mass production model 425 received only 1980 year.
A photoCessna 425
Production Cessna 425 began not only because of the need to replace 421-th model, but also as a need to create a small-engine aircraft that could compete with other modern models of American Aircraft Corporation Beechcraft. New aircraft performance characteristics of small-aircraft Cessna 425 of the surprised - the plane could accelerate up to speed in 498 km \ h and overcome the distance in almost 2.5 thousand kilometers, while on board an aircraft could accommodate up to 8 people, including one pilot, and if necessary, the salon could be converted for the transportation of goods with a total weight of up to 1.5 t.
Cessna 425 photo
As the power plant of small-engine aircraft Cessna 425 uses two turboshaft engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112 1000 total capacity in HP
However, despite modern technical data and multipurpose use, light-engine aircraft Cessna 425 did not become popular because of the incredibly huge price - airplanes Beechcraft treated much cheaper, which ultimately led to the fact that the entire production cycle, which lasted with 1980 1986 by year production line of American aircraft building plant Cessna descended only 236 aircraft.
In 1982 year, the base model has undergone a number of changes, which in particular affected the aircraft cabin and flight characteristics of a number of (increased maximum takeoff weight), as a consequence, the aircraft received the name Cessna 425 Corsair, however, as a new model were not released. However, an upgraded version has not got the expected success - during production have been collected about 30 aircraft.
After a series of improvements carried out in 1983 year was a model Cessna 425 Conquest I, the maximum take-off weight of which was 3896 kg, which lets you carry more cargo weight, thus exploiting the aircraft as a transport aircraft. Among other things, has undergone a number of changes and electronic filling aircraft - new means of avionics, the changed control panel and a number of other innovations have made flights on airplanes Cessna 425 Conquest I quite comfortable, however, the high price could not allow the aircraft to make a reliable competition aircrafts Beechcraft.
At the end of the year 2014, in the world order of hundreds of planes operated model Cessna 425, the majority of which belongs to a small air carriers engaged in the execution of flights for short distances.
Specifications Cessna 425.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 7 people;
- aircraft Length: 10,9 m .;
- Wingspan: 13,5 m .;
- Plane Height: 3,8 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 2244 kg .;
- Payload: 1475 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 3719 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 465 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 498 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 2480 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 10180 m .;
- Type of aircraft engines: turbo-shaft;
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112;
- Power: 2 × 500 hp
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