Cessna 340. Characteristics. A photo
Cessna 340. Characteristics. A photo

Cessna 340. Characteristics. A photo

Cessna 340 - US small-engine passenger aircraft manufactured by Cessna Aircraft Corporation between 1971 1984 on year.

Production of light aircraft Cessna 340 based on the basis of the previously appeared model Cessna 310However, produced a number of improvements as terms of design and in terms of aerodynamic performance, so that the aircraft can be operated, and now it's also been seen as a means of business aviation.

Photo Cessna 340

The development of a new model from Cessna started back in the 1969 year, but for the first time the aircraft was introduced only two years later, in the 1971 year, after which it entered mass production. The new aircraft was very different from previous models, however, despite the rather exclusive design, the aircraft was not very popular, mainly because of the rather high prices. Nevertheless, the technical and flight characteristics of the Cessna 340 were quite high and impressive: two piston engines Continental TSIO-520-K, total power in 570 hp allowed to accelerate the aircraft to 440 km \ h (maximum speed), while, thanks to a sealed cockpit, the aircraft could cover a distance of more than 2.5 thousands of kilometers, flying at altitudes up to 9085 m.

Small-engine aircraft Cessna 340 had modern avionics, was quite maneuverable and has good maneuverability. However, due popularity among customers of the aircraft and did not find - in the period of 1971 1975 year, the assembly line of the American aircraft factory descended 350 aircraft of this model.

In the 1975 year, the American aircraft engineer introduced a new model - the Cessna 340A, which has two new Continental TSIO-520-NB engines capable of developing power in the 310 hp. each, as well as new, more capacious fuel tanks. Thanks to the improvements made, the maximum speed of the aircraft increased to 452 km / h, and the flight distance was 2603 km. The current model of the entire family of 340-x became the most popular - for the entire period of production 948 aircraft of this version were released.

Cessna 340 photo

Model Cessna 335, 1979 presented in the year, also belongs to the family 340, however, a distinctive feature of this version is a leaky shower, which is why the aircraft could climb to great heights. Everything else, small-engine aircraft Cessna 335 equipped with engines smaller capacity - Continental TSIO-520-EB (300 hp each).

Among other things, during the production period, aircraft manufacturers also created several special models. The Riley Jet Prop 340 version received two turboshaft engines, each of which had power in the 400 hp, which allowed the aircraft to accelerate to high speeds. At about the same time, another model was released - the Riley Rocket 340, which has two Lycoming TIO-540-R piston engines, total power in 680 hp.

Salon Cessna 340

In the period from 1972 to 1975, aircraft manufacturers were involved in the release of the Riley Super 340 model, which had new, reliable and easy-to-service piston Continental TSIO-520-J engines, each with an 310 HP power output.

Currently, the aircraft Cessna 340 operated as a business aviation aircraft, as well as the charter of aircraft to move short distances.

Specifications Cessna 340.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people;
  • aircraft Length: 10,46 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,62 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,84 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1780 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 939 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2719 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 420 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 452 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2603 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 9085 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Continental TSIO-520-NB (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 310 hp (Depending on version).

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