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Cessna 404 Titan

 

Cessna 404 Titan

Titan
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]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Variants 2
  • Operators 3
    • Military operators 3.1
  • Specifications (Ambassador) 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

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

  • 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]

Operators

Military operators

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

Specifications (Ambassador)

General characteristics

Performance

See also

Related development

References

  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.  
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury, England: Airlife Publishing.  

External links

  • Official Cessna Website
  • Incomplete Cessna 404 Titan Production List
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