|National origin||United States|
|Developed from||Cessna 337 Super Skymaster|
The Stolifter was created by removing the Skymaster's rear engine and replacing the forward engine with a 575 shp (429 kW) Garrett AiResearch TPE 331-25A turboprop. The fuselage was extended to allow almost double the normal cargo volume. The aircraft was also fitted with a Robertson Aircraft Corporation STOL-kit.
The aircraft was intended for a range of military and civil roles, including cargo and troop transport, medevac, reconnaissance and parachute drop.
The aircraft is capable of taking off in 250 ft (76 m) and clearing a 50 ft (15 m) obstacle in 450 ft (137 m). On landing the approach speed is 51 mph (82 km/h), which a touch-down speed of 44 mph (71 km/h), giving a ground roll of as little as 200 ft (61 m).
Only one Stolifter was built. The conversion was approved and the single aircraft produced was given a standard Certificate of Airworthiness. The aircraft still exists in 2009 and is based in Lyman, Washington, USA.
Data from Flight International
- Crew: one
- Capacity: seven passengers
- Empty weight: 2,600 lb (1,179 kg)
- Gross weight: 4,700 lb (2,132 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 140 US Gallons (532 litres)
- Powerplant: 1 × Garrett AiResearch TPE 331-25A turboprop, 575 hp (429 kW)
- Cruise speed: 250 mph (217 kn; 402 km/h) at 20,000 feet
- Service ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,192 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,700 ft/min (8.6 m/s)