CESSNA 318A/B/C

Aircraft
Name: 
318A/B/C
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
Low wing
Tail: 
Cruciform tail
WTC
L
APC
B
Type Code: 
L2J
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
In wing mounted
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
CESSNA 318A
CESSNA 318B
CESSNA 318C
CESSNA T-37

T37

Basic and advanced trainer. In service since 1957. Basic trainer development for the US Air Force. Built in a few versions: T-37A initial version (534 aircraft were built) replaced by more powerful T-37B in 1959 (449 aircraft were built) optional with wing-tip tanks. Final version T-37C Tweet or Tweeti Bird for export (269 aircraft were built). The US Air Force T-37 will be replaced by the PC-9 based T-6A Texan 2. The T-37 is the standard trainer of several Air Forces. Germany Air Force in USA, NATO, Greece, Turkey, Pakistan and Korea being the major users.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
10.30 m
Length: 
8.90 m
Height: 
2.80 m
Powerplant: 

2 x Continental/Teledyne J69-T-25 (4,56 kN) turbojets.

Engine Model: 
Teledyne CAE J69
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
90 kts
Distance: 
650 m
MTOW: 
2980 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
120 kts
ROC: 
3300 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
280 kts
ROC: 
2000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
280 kts
ROC: 
2000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
0.60
ROC: 
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS: 
400 kts
MACH: 
0.65
Ceiling: 
390
Range: 
800 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
0.65
ROD: 
5000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
300 kts
ROD: 
5000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
95 kts
Distance: 
700 m

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