Cessna 310. Specification. Specifications. A photo
Cessna 310. Specification. Specifications. A photo

Cessna 310. Specification. Specifications. A photo


Cessna 310 is a twin-engine light multipurpose aircraft developed by the American aircraft manufacturer Cessna in 1952-1953 years. This model aircraft is the first of twin-engine monoplane produced by the American aircraft manufacturer in the postwar period.


Cessna 310K photo


The first flight of the light-engine Cessna 310 aircraft took place on January 3, 1953, however, due to a number of technical innovations, the new aircraft was put into mass production only in 1954. The original design of the twin-engine aircraft, as well as a number of innovative solutions introduced by aviation engineers, made this light aircraft quite popular, both technically and in terms of a fairly low cost.

Initially, the Cessna 310 aircraft was produced in a five-seat version - an 1 pilot and four passengers, but later a six-seat version appeared, which became more popular both due to the increase in maximum passenger capacity and due to the improvement of a number of aircraft technical characteristics. In addition to civil aviation, and initially the aircraft was used to communicate small cities with large airports, a light motor aircraft was also very popular in military aviation, in particular for moving high-ranking individuals, aerial photography of the terrain, etc.


Photo Cessna 310R


Basic production version of the Cessna 310 included two piston engine Continental O-470-B total capacity of 480 hp, but because of some design features and technical shortcomings, was made only 547 units of this model.

Almost simultaneously with the launch of the civilian version of the Cessna 310, American aircraft engineers also presented a special military version - the Cessna 310A, limited edition. This model was originally called the Cessna 310A, after which it was given the name L-27A, and the final name received by the US Air Force was U-3A. This modification did not acquire technical changes in comparison with the basic version.


Cessna 310 photo


Model Cessna 310B is an improved version of the basic model, but was equipped with a new, more perfect piston engine Continental O-470-M, had a new control panel, and has undergone several minor changes in the design of the fuselage, which increased maneuverability and controllability of the aircraft.

Version of small-aircraft Cessna 310C have new aircraft engines Continental IO-470-D, the power of each of them was 260 hp, due to what was also increased maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft.

Model Cessna 310D is an improved in terms of handling the previous version of the aircraft. In addition, several internal change aircraft cabin, but no significant technical upgrades the aircraft did not undergo.


Salon Cessna 310


Small-engine aircraft Cessna 310E was intended for military purposes, but the design of this model has received a number of improvements - additional viewing window, a new fairing for the fuel tanks, the acute form of the nose, etc. Originally intended to be installed on this version of the new engine, but a military order was very small, and so the idea was abandoned.

Model Cessna 310F is a revised version of the military aircraft Cessna 310E, without any major changes, except for the new salon.

Modification Cessna 310G, manufactured with 1963 years, allows you to put on the board to 6 people, including the pilot. Among other things, the fuel tanks of the aircraft underwent a series of aerodynamic improvements, increased maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft, and on board were installed new avionics.

Version Cessna 310H, manufactured with 1964 years, was significantly extended cab, which made air travel very comfortable, and in addition, aircraft manufacturers have increased the strength of the fuselage, and increased the total take-off weight of the aircraft.


Cessna 310 cockpit


Model Cessna 310I equipped with new, more effective in terms of operation and maintenance, piston engines Continental IO-470-U at a constant of their power, as well as the luggage compartment at the rear of the aircraft.

Another variation of the aircraft, Cessna 310J, was presented in 1966 year, but significant changes, except for the new avionics, the model has not received.

In 1967, US aircraft manufacturers presented two models - Cessna 310K and Cessna 310L, has a new engine capacity unchanged, the new design of the side windows, one-piece windshield, as well as modified the system chassis and the new increased capacity fuel tanks.

Model Cessna 310M was an updated version of the military modifications Cessna 310E commuted to avionics system, however, only a few dozen were released this modification.

Model Cessna 310N was an upgraded version of the model Cessna 310L with altered central control panel, as well as the placement of the changed fuel tanks.

Cessna 310P version received a modified chassis (changes affected only the front desk) and turbocharged Continental TSIO-520-B, total capacity in 270 hp Among other things, the model has an increased takeoff weight, as well as strengthening the fuselage.

Cessna 310Q has become one of the most popular models in this family. The fuselage of the aircraft has undergone a number of significant changes, and a maximum take-off weight of the aircraft was 2400 kg. During the entire production cycle, from the conveyor American aircraft factory aircraft descended 1160 units of this version.

The model has a new Cessna 310R 3-x blade propeller, two new engines Continental IO-520-M power in 285 hp each with modern avionics, increasing the maximum weight of vzlёtnym 2.5 m., and in essence, become the most popular in the period of production 310-second versions.

Today, small-engine aircraft Cessna 310 and its modifications have gained popularity among small charter airlines and feeder airlines. Of issued for all the production 6321 aircraft at the end of the year 2014 were in operation about 5 thousand aircraft of this model.


Specifications Cessna 310.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger capacity: 4 person (Since Cessna 310G - 5 people);
  • aircraft Length: 8,23 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 10,67 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1293 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 794 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2087 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 330 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 354 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1609 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 6096 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant 2 x Continental O-470-B (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 240 l. (Depending on the modification). 


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