Cessna 404 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

The 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, and Swedish Air Force designation TP 87.[1]


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.


  • 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.
  • C-28A Titan - Designation given to two aircraft purchased by the United States Navy.[2]


Military operators[edit]

 Dominican Republic
 Hong Kong
 United States
 Puerto Rico

Specifications (Ambassador)[edit]

General characteristics


See also[edit]

Related development


  1. ^ Urban Fredriksson (October 4, 2006). "Swedish Military Aircraft Designations". Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Johnson, E.R. (2013). American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 375. ISBN 978-0786462698. 
  3. ^ Gaines Flight International 6 November 1982, p. 1386.
  4. ^ Air International April 1986, p. 170.
  5. ^ Gaines Flight International 6 November 1982, p. 1374.
  • "Always Ready: Hong Kong's Auxiliaries". Air International. Vol. 30 no. 4. April 1986. pp. 168–171, 174. 
  • Gaines, Mike (6 November 1982). "World's Air Forces 1982". Flight International. Vol. 122 no. 3835. pp. 1327–1388. 
  • 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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