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Titan
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1977 model Cessna 404 Titan II
Role Light passenger/cargo aircraft
Manufacturer Cessna
First flight 26 February 1975
Introduction 1976
Produced 1976-1982
Number built 396
Developed from Cessna 402
Variants Cessna 441

Cessna Model 404 Titan is an American twin-engined, propeller-driven light aircraft built by Cessna Aircraft. It was that company's largest twin piston-engined aircraft at the time of its development in the 1970s. Its US military designation is C-28,[citation needed] and Swedish Air Force designation TP 87.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Cessna 404 was a development of the Cessna 402 with an enlarged vertical tail and other changes. The prototype first flew on 26 February 1975. It is powered by two 375 hp/280 kW turbocharged Continental Motors GTSIO-520 piston engines. Two versions were offered originally; the Titan Ambassador passenger aircraft for ten passengers, and the Titan Courier utility aircraft for passengers or cargo. By early 1982 seven different variants were available, including a pure cargo version, the Titan Freighter. The Freighter was fitted with a strengthened floor, cargo doors, and its interior walls and ceiling were made from impact-resistant polycarbonate materials to minimize damage in the event of cargo breaking free in-flight.

VariantsEdit

  • Titan Ambassador - Basic 10-seat passenger aircraft.
  • Titan Ambassador II - Ambassador with factory fitted avionics.
  • Titan Ambassador III - Ambassador with factory fitted avionics.
  • Titan Courier - Convertible passenger/cargo version.
  • Titan Courier II - Courier with factory fitted avionics.
  • Titan Freighter - Cargo version.
  • Titan Freighter II - Freighter with factory fitted avionics.

OperatorsEdit

Military operatorsEdit

Flag of the Bahamas.svg Bahamas
Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic
Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997).svg Hong Kong
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania
United States
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico

Specifications (Ambassador)Edit

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 10
  • Length: 39 ft 6¼ in (12.04 m)
  • Wingspan: 46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 3 in (4.04 m)
  • Wing area: 242 ft² (22.48 m²)
  • Empty weight: 4,834 lb (2192 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 8,400 lb (3810 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Continental Motors GTSIO-520-M flat-six geared turbosupercharged injected piston, 375 hp (280 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 267 mph (430 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 188 mph (303 km/h)
  • Range: 2,119 miles (3410 km)
  • Service ceiling: 26,000 ft (7925 m)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Urban Fredriksson (October 4, 2006). "Swedish Military Aircraft Designations". http://www.designation-systems.net/non-us/sweden.html. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury, England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X. 

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