|The Titan is a twin piston engine, low-wing aircraft with a retractable gear|
|Role||Light passenger/cargo aircraft|
|First flight||26 February 1975|
|Developed from||Cessna 402|
The Cessna Model 404 Titan is an American twin-engined, propeller-driven light aircraft built by Cessna Aircraft. It was that company's largest twin piston-engined aircraft at the time of its development in the 1970s. Its US military designation is C-28, and Swedish Air Force designation Tp 87.
The Cessna 404 was a development of the Cessna 402 with an enlarged vertical tail and other changes. The prototype first flew on 26 February 1975. It is powered by two 375 hp/280 kW turbocharged Continental Motors GTSIO-520 piston engines. Two versions were offered originally; the Titan Ambassador passenger aircraft for ten passengers, and the Titan Courier utility aircraft for passengers or cargo. By early 1982 seven different variants were available, including a pure cargo version, the Titan Freighter. The Freighter was fitted with a strengthened floor, cargo doors, and its interior walls and ceiling were made from impact-resistant polycarbonate materials to minimize damage in the event of cargo breaking free in-flight.
- Titan Ambassador - Basic 10-seat passenger aircraft.
- Titan Ambassador II - Ambassador with factory fitted avionics.
- Titan Ambassador III - Ambassador with factory fitted avionics.
- Titan Courier - Convertible passenger/cargo version.
- Titan Courier II - Courier with factory fitted avionics.
- Titan Freighter - Cargo version.
- Titan Freighter II - Freighter with factory fitted avionics.
- C-28A Titan - Designation given to two aircraft purchased by the United States Navy.
- United States Navy (as the C-28A)
- Puerto Rico Police Department Two C404
Specifications (Ambassador I)
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1980–81
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 6–8 passengers
- Length: 39 ft 6 1⁄4 in (12.046 m)
- Wingspan: 46 ft 8 1⁄4 in (14.230 m)
- Height: 13 ft 3 in (4.04 m)
- Wing area: 242.0 sq ft (22.48 m2)
- Aspect ratio: 9.0:1
- Empty weight: 4,816 lb (2,185 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 8,400 lb (3,810 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 340 US gal (280 imp gal; 1,300 L)
- Maximum speed: 267 mph (430 km/h, 232 kn) at 16,000 ft (4,900 m)
- Cruise speed: 188 mph (302 km/h, 163 kn) (econ cruise) at 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
- Stall speed: 81 mph (130 km/h, 70 kn) flaps down, power off
- Never exceed speed: 274 mph (441 km/h, 238 kn) (Calibrated airspeed)
- Range: 2,120 mi (3,410 km, 1,840 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 26,000 ft (7,900 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,575 ft/min (8.00 m/s)
- Take-off run to 50 ft (15 m): 2,367 ft (721 m)
- Landing run from 50 ft (15 m): 2,130 ft (650 m)
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Urban Fredriksson (4 October 2006). "Swedish Military Aircraft Designations". Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- Johnson, E.R. (2013). American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 375. ISBN 978-0786462698.
- Gaines Flight International 6 November 1982, p. 1386.
- Air International April 1986, p. 170.
- Gaines Flight International 6 November 1982, p. 1374.
- Taylor 1980, pp. 326–327
- "Always Ready: Hong Kong's Auxiliaries". Air International. Vol. 30 no. 4. April 1986. pp. 168–171, 174.
- Gaines, Mike (6 November 1982). "World's Air Forces 1982". Flight International. Vol. 122 no. 3835. pp. 1327–1388.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
- Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury, England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.
- Taylor, John W. R., ed. (1980). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1980–81. London: Jane's Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7106-0705-9.
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