Cessna 425. Characteristics. A photo.
Cessna 425. Characteristics. A photo.

Cessna 425. Characteristics. A photo.

Cessna 425 is a small-engine twin-engine multi-purpose aircraft American, created on the base model Cessna 421, Which was supposed to replace.

The first flight of the Cessna 425 light aircraft took place on 12 on September 1978, however, the design of the aircraft somewhat did not satisfy future customers due to its flight performance, as a result of which, for two more years, the aircraft underwent a number of improvements, and the 425 entered mass production only in 1980 year.

Photo Cessna 425

Production of the Cessna 425 began not only because of the need to replace the 421 model, but also as the need to create a light-engine aircraft that could compete on equal terms with modern models of another American aircraft manufacturing corporation Beechcraft. The new flight-technical characteristics of the light-engine Cessna 425 aircraft were truly surprising - the aircraft could accelerate to speed in 498 km / h and cover distances of almost 2.5 thousands of kilometers, while the aircraft, up to 8 people, including one pilot, could be accommodated if necessary, the cabin could be converted for the transportation of cargo with a total weight of up to 1.5 t.

Cessna 425 photo

As the power plant of a Cessna 425 light-engined aircraft, two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112 turboshaft engines are used with a total power of 1000 hp.

However, despite modern technical data and multipurpose use, light-engine aircraft Cessna 425 did not become popular because of the incredibly huge price - airplanes Beechcraft treated much cheaper, which ultimately led to the fact that the entire production cycle, which lasted with 1980 1986 by year production line of American aircraft building plant Cessna descended only 236 aircraft.

In the 1982 year, the base model underwent a number of changes, which particularly affected the aircraft cabin, as well as a number of flight characteristics (the maximum take-off weight increased), which is why the aircraft were named Cessna 425 Corsair, but did not become a new model. However, the improved version did not acquire the expected success - during the production of the order were collected 30 aircraft.

Salon Cessna 425

After a series of improvements carried out in 1983 year was a model Cessna 425 Conquest I, the maximum take-off weight of which was 3896 kg, which lets you carry more cargo weight, thus exploiting the aircraft as a transport aircraft. Among other things, has undergone a number of changes and electronic filling aircraft - new means of avionics, the changed control panel and a number of other innovations have made flights on airplanes Cessna 425 Conquest I quite comfortable, however, the high price could not allow the aircraft to make a reliable competition aircrafts Beechcraft.

At the end of the year 2014, in the world order of hundreds of planes operated model Cessna 425, the majority of which belongs to a small air carriers engaged in the execution of flights for short distances.

Specifications Cessna 425.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 7 people;
  • aircraft Length: 10,9 m .;
  • Wingspan: 13,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,8 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2244 kg .;
  • Payload: 1475 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3719 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 465 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 498 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2480 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10180 m .;
  • Type of aircraft engines: turbo-shaft;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112;
  • Power: 2 × 500 hp

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