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CESSNA 318A/B/C

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T37
Aircraft
Name 318A/B/C
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Cruciform tail
WTC Light
APC B
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position In wing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

CESSNA T-37
CESSNA 318C
CESSNA 318B
CESSNA 318A


CESSNA 318A/B/C

CESSNA 318A/B/C CESSNA 318A/B/C 3D

Description

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 10.3 m33.793 ft
Length 8.9 m29.199 ft
Height 2.8 m9.186 ft
Powerplant 2 x Continental/Teledyne J69-T-25 (4,56 kN) turbojets.
Engine model Teledyne CAE J69

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)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 90 kts IAS 120 kts IAS 280 kts IAS 280 kts MACH 0.6 TAS 400 kts MACH 0.65 IAS 300 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 95 kts
Distance 650 m ROC 3300 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.65 ROD 5000 ft/min ROD 5000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 700 m
MTOW 29802,980 kg
2.98 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL390 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 800800 nm
1,481,600 m
1,481.6 km
4,860,892.392 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving T37

None on SKYbrary