Cessna 337 Super Skymaster. Characteristic. Modifications. A photo.
Cessna 337 Super Skymaster. Characteristic. Modifications. A photo.

Cessna 337 Super Skymaster. Characteristic. Modifications. A photo.


Cessna 337 Super Skymaster - US small-engine six-seat twin-engine aircraft, which is an upgraded version of the deep model Cessna 336however, due to the large number of changes both in terms of flight and design, the aircraft is presented as a separate aircraft, produced since 1965.


Aircraft Cessna 337


The main feature of small-engine aircraft Cessna 337 Super Skymaster is the location of engines - one is located in the front of the aircraft and performs the role of pulling the engine, and the other is located at the rear of the aircraft and performs the function of pushing. A distinctive feature of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster from the earlier analogue, a retractable landing gear, the nose of the redesigned aircraft, and a new air intake and piston engines Continental IO-360-C total capacity in 420 hp

The basic design of a new small-engine aircraft was quite perfect, and in a relatively short production cycle, the assembly line of the American Aviation Plant descended 239 units of this model.


Photo Cessna 337 Super Skymaster


After some time, aeronautical engineer came to the conclusion about the need to improve the current model, mainly by changing the internal environment, replacing the old new avionics, and making some changes in the electronic system of the aircraft, as a result, a model Cessna 337A Super Skymaster. Significant changes in the new version has not undergone, but the company managed to more interested buyers, releasing of all time 255 production aircraft of this model.

Unlike the previous version, model Cessna 337B Super Skymaster steel has increased take-off weight, which allows you to move more cargo, but in general, the model has not received a large amount of change, however, as the popularity among customers.

In 1967, the American aircraft corporation introduced a new model - the Cessna T337B Turbo Super Skymaster, which is essentially an upgraded version of the previous aircraft, but equipped with new turbocharged engines with a capacity of 210 hp. each, which allowed the aircraft to accelerate to 375 km / h (cruising speed), rise to a height of 10 thousand meters and cover distances of 2640 kilometers. Due to the fact that the aircraft could climb to a great height, the aviation engineers had to make some changes to the cockpit, thereby making it airtight.


 Cessna T337B Super Skymaster photo


In 1969 year, the public was presented a new model - Cessna 337C Super Skymaster, received as additional changes to the new center panel, new avionics, as well as an increased maximum takeoff weight.

Model Cessna 337D Super Skymaster, received only a few minor changes, mainly relating to the passenger compartment and reinforced fuselage structure. During the entire production cycle was released 215 aircraft of this version.

Version Cessna 337E Super Skymaster has a new geometry of the wing and the fuselage number of minor improvements. Due to a number of changes in the structure of the wing of the aircraft, improved control plane, however, the current model has existed for a long time did not - for the entire period of production, it was created only 100 units of this version.

Model Cessna 337F Super Skymaster was an improved version of the previous modification, in particular, changes have only increased the maximum take-off weight.

The Cessna 337G Super Skymaster became one of the most popular during the production period, and the main reason was the new, more advanced and easier to maintain Continental IO-360-G engines, as well as new flaps that improve maneuverability and aircraft control. Among other things, the aircraft also received a number of design changes (reduced side windows, a squat structure, etc.).

The upgraded version of 337-th model, Cessna P337G Super Skymaster produced from pressurized cabin, enabling the aircraft to climb to a height of 10 thousand meters and was equipped with a turbocharged engine that will allow him to accelerate to the target speed of flight.


Cabin Cessna P337H Pressurized Skymaster


Small-engine aircraft Cessna 337H Skymaster received new avionics, new chair of the pilot and passengers, and a few minor changes in its design. As well as the model 337G, the aircraft was equipped with turbo engines. Around the same time, American aircraft manufacturers have begun to release a version with a pressurized cabin, called Cessna P337H Pressurized Skymaster, and is, in fact, a copy of the model 337H.

Of great interest to aircrafts Cessna 337 Super Skymaster also showed the military, as with the ability to rise to a height of 10 kilometers from the aircraft could conduct an effective aerial photography area. In this regard, the American corporation Cessna has released a special version of its aircraft - Cessna 337M, which received in the military title of O-2 Skymaster.

Subsequently, the military versions of the aircraft were constantly modernized, and such models as the Cessna 337M Forward (military name O-2A), O-2B (converted civilian version of the Cessna 337F), O-2T (the model was equipped with two turbocharged engines Allison 250- B15 with a total power of 634 hp), O-2TT (increased wingspan), Summit Sentry O2-337, Lynx (special version with armament) and T337H-SP.

Over the entire production cycle, more than 2.5 thousand Cessna 337 aircraft have been produced, moreover, most of them continue to be operated as military aircraft in Africa and South America. Nevertheless, Cessna 337 aircraft are also used in civil aviation, mostly as sightseeing aircraft or for feeder air transportation.


Specifications Cessna 337 Super Skymaster.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people;
  • aircraft Length: 9,07 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,58 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,84 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1204 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 796 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2 t (depending on version).
  • Cruising speed: 232 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 320 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1553 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 5945 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Continental IO-360-C (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 210 hp (Depending on version).


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