Cessna 404 Titan

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Titan
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1977 model Cessna 404 Titan II
Role Light passenger/cargo aircraft
Manufacturer Cessna
First flight 26 February 1975
Introduction 1976
Status in use
Produced 1976-1982
Number built 396
Developed from Cessna 402
Variants Cessna 441

The Cessna Model 404 Titan is an American twin-engined, propeller-driven light aircraft built by Cessna Aircraft. It was that company's largest twin piston-engined aircraft at the time of its development in the 1970s. Its US military designation is C-28, and Swedish Air Force designation TP 87.[1]

History

The Cessna 404 was a development of the Cessna 402 with an enlarged vertical tail and other changes. The prototype first flew on 26 February 1975. It is powered by two 375 hp/280 kW turbocharged Continental Motors GTSIO-520 piston engines. Two versions were offered originally; the Titan Ambassador passenger aircraft for ten passengers, and the Titan Courier utility aircraft for passengers or cargo. By early 1982 seven different variants were available, including a pure cargo version, the Titan Freighter. The Freighter was fitted with a strengthened floor, cargo doors, and its interior walls and ceiling were made from impact-resistant polycarbonate materials to minimize damage in the event of cargo breaking free in-flight.

Variants

  • Titan Ambassador - Basic 10-seat passenger aircraft.
  • Titan Ambassador II - Ambassador with factory fitted avionics.
  • Titan Ambassador III - Ambassador with factory fitted avionics.
  • Titan Courier - Convertible passenger/cargo version.
  • Titan Courier II - Courier with factory fitted avionics.
  • Titan Freighter - Cargo version.
  • Titan Freighter II - Freighter with factory fitted avionics.
  • C-28A Titan - Designation given to two aircraft purchased by the United States Navy.[2]

Operators

Military operators

 Bahamas
 Bolivia
 Colombia
 Dominican Republic
 Hong Kong
 Mexico
 Sweden
 Tanzania
 United States
 Puerto Rico

Specifications (Ambassador)

General characteristics

Performance

See also

Related development

References

  1. Urban Fredriksson (October 4, 2006). "Swedish Military Aircraft Designations". Retrieved September 26, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Johnson, E.R. (2013). American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 375. ISBN 978-0786462698.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury, England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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