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Light piston aircraft. In service since 1954. First civil twin engine aircraft designed by CESSNA. Exists in both civil and military versions. A development of 310F was the turbocharged 320 Skyknight with a fourth cabin window. It was replaced by the similar T310. The 310G introduced tiptanks, 310K replaced the rear two windows on each side by a single unit. Production ended in 1987 after more than 5400 civil- and 196 of the military versions had been built. US-mil. type: U-3. The Turbo-charged version has got a ceiling of FL274.
|ICAO code/WTC||C310 / L|
|Type code/APC||L2P / A|
|Wing span||11.3 m37.073 ft|
|Length||9.7 m31.824 ft|
|Height||3.3 m10.827 ft|
|Powerplant||310: 2 x 240 HP Continental IO-470-M or 2 x 260 HP Continental IO-470-D or 2 x 285 HP Continental IO-520-M piston engines with 3 blade propellers.
T310: 2 x 285 HP Continental TSIO-520-B turbocharged piston engines with 3 blade propellers.
|Engine model||Continental O-470, Continental O-520|
For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C310
- C310, vicinity Wolf Point MT USA, 2000 (BS LOC FIRE) (On 25 May 2000, a commercially operated Cessna 310R on a positioning flight encountered a flock of geese in VMC at about 600 feet agl after a daylight take off from Wolf Point MT and one of the geese impacted and broke through the windscreen causing the pilot to loose control and the aircraft to crash.)