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Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner

Regional Passenger Airliner

Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner

Regional Passenger Airliner

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner was produced from 1968 to 2001 aand saw formal introduction during 1972.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1972
MANUFACTURER(S): Fairchild Swearingen - USA
PRODUCTION: 600
OPERATORS: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; Sweden; United States; Venezuela
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Fairchild Swearingen Metro III model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 59.38 feet (18.1 meters)
WIDTH: 56.92 feet (17.35 meters)
HEIGHT: 16.73 feet (5.1 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 8,818 pounds (4,000 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 16,006 pounds (7,260 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Garrett AiResearch TPE-331 turboprop engines developing 1,000 horsepower each.
SPEED (MAX): 357 miles-per-hour (575 kilometers-per-hour; 310 knots)
RANGE: 662 miles (1,065 kilometers; 575 nautical miles)
CEILING: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters; 4.73 miles)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Metroliner - Base Series Name
• SA226
• SA226-TC Metro / Metro II
• SA226-AT Merlin IVA
• SA227 Metro III
• SA227-AC
• SA227-BC
• SA227-AT Merlin IVC / Expediter
• Metro 23
• SA227-CC
• SA227-DC
• C-26 "Metroliner"






MEDIA







Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (357mph).

    Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Fairchild Swearingen Metro III's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Useful in showcasing the era cross-over of particular aircraft/aerospace designs.
Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
600
600

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.