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C310
Name 310
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC A
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

AVIONES COLOMBIA 310
CESSNA L-27
CESSNA U-3
CESSNA T310
CESSNA 310
COLEMILL Executive 600
COLEMILL Bearcat
RILEY Rocket
RILEY Turbostream
RILEY Turbo-Rocket
RILEY Super 310
RILEY 65


CESSNA 310

CESSNA 310

Image source: IANS

Description

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.

General

Aircraft name 310
ICAO code/WTC C310 / L
Manufacturer CESSNA
Type code/APC L2P / A

Technical Data

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


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.)
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