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SW3
Name Merlin 3
Manufacturer SWEARINGEN
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC B
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

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
SWEARINGEN SA-226T Merlin 3
SWEARINGEN SA-226TB Merlin 3
SWEARINGEN Merlin 3


SWEARINGEN Merlin 3

SWEARINGEN Merlin 3

Image source: IANS

Description

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.

General

Aircraft name Merlin 3
ICAO code/WTC SW3 / L
Manufacturer SWEARINGEN
Type code/APC L2T / B

Technical Data

Wing span 14.1 m46.26 ft
Length 12.9 m42.323 ft
Height 5.1 m16.732 ft
Powerplant 2 x 840 SHP Garrett TPE331-10U-503G turboprops with 4 blade propellers.
Engine model Garrett AiResearch TPE-331

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) 115 kts IAS 145 kts IAS 220 kts IAS 220 kts MACH TAS 260 kts MACH IAS 260 kts IAS 250 kts Vth (IAS) 120 kts
Distance 1300 m ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1400 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.46 ROD ft/min ROD 1500 ft/min MCS 160 kts Distance 1200 m
MTOW 5700 kg Ceiling FL270 ROD 1500 ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 2200 NM


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving SW3

None on SKYbrary

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