/ Fairchild C-26 Metroliner
Fairchild C-26 Metroliner
The Fairchild C-26 “Metroliner” is the designation for the Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner series twin turboprop aircraft in the service of the United States military.
Military version of the Metro III (Model SA227-AC).
Military version of the Metro III (Model SA227-BC) and Metro 23 (Model SA227-DC).
C-26B modified with electronic surveillance equipment for drug interdiction missions.
Was a used 1983 built Merlin IVC operated for several years as 89-1471.
Modified with an integrated sensor package including forward looking infrared and high resolution radar.
C-26Bs transferred from USAF inventory and modified with new navigation equipment for the US Navy, four used for rapid response cargo and passenger transportation in Europe.
One range support aircraft operated by the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands.
Two range support aircraft operated by the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands with installed radar units.
Upgrade of 11 C-26B aircraft including an improved Rockwell Collins Proline 21 Electronic Flight Instrument System.
59 ft 4 in (18.08 m)
57 ft 0 in (17.37 m)
16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
310 sq ft (29 m2)
8,737 lb (3,963 kg)
Max take-off weight
14,500–16,000 lb (6,577–7,257 kg) depending on model
2 × Garrett AiResearch TPE-331 turboprop engines, 1,000 shp (750 kW) each
1,100 shp (820 kW) with alcohol-water injection
4-bladed McCauley 4HFR34C652 or Dowty Rotol R.321/4-82-F/8
311 kn (358 mph, 576 km/h)
278 kn (320 mph, 515 km/h)
594 nmi (684 mi, 1,100 km)
25,000 ft (7,600 m).
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