Cessna 310/320

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeFour to six seat light piston twins
  • Powerplants310B - Two 180kW (240hp) Continental O-470-M flat six piston engines driving two blade constant speed McCauley propellers. T310P - Two 213kW (285hp) turbocharged and fuel injected TSIO-520-Bs. 310R - Two 213kW (285hp) Continental IO-520-MB fuel injected piston engines.
  • Performance310B - Max speed 383km/h (207kt), cruising speed 291km/h (157kt). Initial rate of climb 1800ft/min. Service ceiling 19,800ft. Range with no reserves 1617km (873nm). T310T - Max speed 442km/h (237kt), max cruising speed 418km/h (226kt) at 20,000ft, long range cruising speed 288km/h (156kt) at 10,000ft. Initial rate of climb 1862ft/min. Service ceiling 28,600ft. Range at max cruise with no reserves and standard fuel 1226km (662nm) at 10,000ft, 3146km (1699nm) at 20,000ft. 310R - Max speed 383km/h (207kt), max cruising speed 360km/h (195kt), long range cruising speed 267km/h (144kt). Initial rate of climb 1662ft/min. Service ceiling 19,750ft. Max range with reserves 1170km (632nm), with reserves and optional fuel 2840km (1535nm).
  • Weights310B - Empty equipped 1436kg (3166lb), max takeoff 2190kg (4830lb). T310P - Empty 1493kg (3292lb), max takeoff 2268kg (5400lb). 310R - Empty equipped 1480kg (3260lb), max takeoff 2495kg (5500lb).
  • Dimentions310B - Wing span 10.88m (35ft 9in), length 8.23m (27ft 0in), height 3.20m (10ft 6in). Wing area 16.3m2 (175sq ft). T310P - Wing span 11.25m (36ft 11in), length 8.92m (29ft 3in), height 3.02m (9ft 11in). Wing area 16.6m2 (179sq ft). 310R - Wing span 11.25m (36ft 11in), length 9.74m (32ft 0in), height 3.25m (10ft 8in). Wing area 16.6m2 (179sq ft).
  • Capacity310 - Five to six seats. 320 - Six to seven seats
  • ProductionTotal 310 and 320 production (including prototypes) was 6321 aircraft, of which 5741 were 310s and 580 were 320s. From this production 196 were built for the US military as L-27, later U-3.

The smooth Cessna 310 was the first twin engine setup from Cessna to enter creation after Ww2.

The 310 first flew on January 3 1953. The progressed spruce lines of the new twin were went around creative characteristics, for instance, engine exhaust push augmentor tubes and the stockpiling of all fuel in tip tanks. Transports started in late 1954.

The fundamental imperative climb to the 310 line went with the 310c of 1959, which exhibited all the more powerful 195kw (260hp) IO-470-D engines. The 310d of 1960 offered cleared back vertical tail surfaces. An extra cabin window was incorporated with the 310f. A change of the 310f was the turbocharged 320 Skyknight, with TSIO-470-B engines and a fourth hotel side-window. The Skyknight was in creation some place around 1961 and 1969 (the 320d, E and F were named Executive Skyknight), when it was supplanted by the near Turbo 310.

The 310g introduced the 'stabila-tip' tip tanks, while the 310k supplanted the back two windows on every one side with a single unit. Following basic changes join the 310q and turbocharged T310q with upgraded back hotel with a cove window, and the last 310r and T310r, identifiable for their extended noses. Creation completed in 1980.

USAF military interpretations were the L-27a (310a) and L-27b (310m) Blue Canoe, later redesignated U-3a and U-3b.

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