SW3

SWEARINGEN Merlin 3

Aircraft
Name
Merlin 3
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
L
APC
B
Type Code
L2T
Engine
Turboprop
Engine Count
Multi
Position
(Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
SWEARINGEN SA-226T Merlin 3
SWEARINGEN SA-226TB Merlin 3
SWEARINGEN Merlin 3
FAIRCHILD (1) SA-227TT Merlin 3
FAIRCHILD (1) SA-227TT Fairchild 300
FAIRCHILD (1) Merlin 3
FAIRCHILD (1) Fairchild 300
FAIRCHILD SWEARINGEN SA-226TB Merlin 3
FAIRCHILD SWEARINGEN Fairchild 300
FAIRCHILD SWEARINGEN Merlin 3
FAIRCHILD SWEARINGEN SA-227TT Merlin 3
FAIRCHILD SWEARINGEN SA-227TT Fairchild 300

SW3

The Swearingen Merlin or the Fairchild Aerospace Merlin is a pressurised, twin turboprop business aircraft first produced by Swearingen Aircraft, and later by Fairchild at a plant in San Antonio, Texas. In service since 1970. Development of SWEARINGEN Merlin 2 with a new tail. Improved version with winglets Fairchild 300. 92 Merlin 3 and 10 Merlin 300 were built.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
14.10 m
Length (metric)
12.90 m
Height (metric)
5.10 m
Powerplant

2 x 840 SHP Garrett TPE331-10U-503G turboprops with 4 blade propellers.

Engine Model(s)
Garrett AiResearch TPE-331
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
115 kts
Distance
1300 m
MTOW
5700 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
145 kts
ROC
2000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
220 kts
ROC
1400
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
220 kts
ROC
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
260 kts
MACH
0.46
Ceiling
270
Range
2200 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
260 kts
ROD
1500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
250 kts
MCS
160 kts
ROD
1500 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
120 kts
Distance
1200 m

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