Cessna 336 & 337 Skymaster

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeSix seat light piston twins
  • Powerplants337D - Two 157kW (210hp) Continental IO-360-C fuel injected flat six piston engines driving two blade constant speed props. T337G - Two 170kW (225hp) turbocharged and fuel injected TSIO-360-Cs.
  • Performance337D - Max speed 320km/h (173kt), max cruising speed at 75% power 306km/h (567kt), economical cruising speed 232km/h (125kt). Initial rate of climb 1200ft/min. Service ceiling 19,500ft. Range at max cruise with no reserves and standard fuel 1223km (660nm), with optional fuel 1706km (921nm). T337G - Max speed 402km/h (217kt), max cruising speed 380km/h (205kt), long range cruising speed 273km/h (147kt). Initial rate of climb 1250ft/min. Operational ceiling 20,000ft. Range with no reserves 2422km (1308nm) at 16,000ft.
  • Weights337D - Empty 1204kg (2655lb), max takeoff 1995kg (4400lb). T337G - Empty 1444kg (3184lb), MTOW 2132kg (4700lb).
  • Dimentions337D - Wing span 11.58m (38ft 0in), length 9.07m (29ft 9in), height 2.84m (9ft 4in). Wing area 18.7m2 (201sq ft). T337G - Wing span 11.63m (38ft 2in), length 9.07m (29ft 9in), height 2.84m (9ft 4in). Wing area 18.7m2 (201sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical seating for six. Optional underbelly cargo pod.
  • Production336 total production of 195 between 1962 and 1964. 337 production comprised 1951 337s, 356 pressurised 337s and 513 military versions. Reims built 61 FTB337 Miniroles.

Through their pushpull motor arrangement the twin blast Cessna 336 and 337 were intended to overcome traditional twins' issues of poor motor out topsy-turvy flight taking care of attributes.

Cessna called the format idea Center Line Thrust, as the nose mounted tractor and back fuselage mounted pusher motor wiped out topsy-turvy taking care of issues typically accomplished when one of a twin's motors comes up short. The idea was perceived by the US FAA which made another focus push rating for pilots to be evaluated on the sort.

The Model 336 Skymaster first flew on February 18 1961, yet critical changes to the configuration were made before creation flying machine were conveyed. Progressions included all the more compelling motors, a bigger fuselage with seating for six, and amended wing, tail and back motor cowling. The 336 was conveyed from mid 1963 and creation endured until late 1964 when it was supplanted by the 337 Super Skymaster ('Super' was later dropped) which was discharged in February 1965.

The enhanced 337 presented retractable undercarriage, all the more capable 160kw (210hp) motors, a dorsal air consumption for the back motor, variable cowl folds, repositioned forward motor and cowl for enhanced perceivability, and higher weights.

Resulting advancement brought about the turbocharged T337 (initially discharged in the 1967 model year, dropped in 1972 and relaunched in 1978), while a definitive 337 was the T337g Pressurized Skymaster, presented from August 1972.

Improvement of the 337 proceeded in France by Reims after Cessna generation finished in 1980, ensuing in the Ftb337 Milirole, a military STOL form with underwing hardpoints. Cessna likewise assembled more than 500 337s as O-2s for the US Air Force, utilized to a great extent as a part of the Forward Air Control part.

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