Cessna 404 Titan

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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
Status in use
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]

History[edit]

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.

Variants[edit]

  • 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.

Operators[edit]

Military operators[edit]

 Bahamas
 Bolivia
 Colombia
 Dominican Republic
 Hong Kong
 Mexico
 Sweden
 Tanzania
 United States
 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

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urban Fredriksson (October 4, 2006). "Swedish Military Aircraft Designations". 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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