Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern
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|Arctic Tern with tundra tires on mainwheels|
The Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern (named after the bird) is a bush plane that was produced in small numbers in Alaska in the 1970s and 1980s. It is a strengthened and modernised version of the Interstate Cadet of the 1940s. It is a high-wing braced monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. It has two seats in tandem, with the rear seat removable for added cargo carriage. It is also provided with a cargo loading door in the fuselage side to facilitate loading bulky items. Optional fittings included floats or skis in place of the wheeled undercarriage, and a ventral pod to carry extra cargo or fuel.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1988-89
- Crew: one pilot
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 23 ft 0 in (7.01 m)
- Wingspan: 36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)
- Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
- Wing area: 186 ft2 (17.3 m2)
- Empty weight: 1,073 lb (487 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,900 lb (862 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320 four-cylinder piston engine, 150 hp (112 kW)
- Maximum speed: 117 mph (188 km/h)
- Range: 652 miles (1,049 km)
- Service ceiling: 19,000 ft (5,790 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,275 ft/min (6.5 m/s)
- Related development
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 73.
- World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 889 Sheet 74.
- Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 406.