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Cessna O-2 Skymaster - United States, 1967

Detailing the development and operational history of the Cessna O-2 Skymaster Observation Platform.

 Entry last updated on 5/27/2012; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

  Cessna O-2 Skymaster  
Picture of Cessna O-2 Skymaster
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The Cessna O-2 Skymaster superceded the Cessna L-1 Bird Dog in United States Air Force service.

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Cessna O-2 Skymaster Specifications

Service Year: 1967
Type: Observation Platform
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Cessna - USA
Total Production: 532

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 29.76 feet (9.07 meters)
Overall Width: 38.16 feet (11.63 meters)
Overall Height: 9.15 feet (2.79 meters)

Weight (Empty): 2,866 lb (1,300 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 5,512 lb (2,500 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: 2 x Continental IO-360C 6-cylinder engines developing 210 horsepower in push-pull configuration.

Maximum Speed: 174 knots (200 mph; 322 kph)
Maximum Range: 1,151 nautical miles (1,325 miles; 2,132 km)
Service Ceiling: 18,012 feet (5,490 meters; 3.41 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,180 feet-per-minute (360 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators (Customers, Users)

Botswana; Chile; Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Ivory Coast; Haiti; Namibia; Solomon Islands; South Korea; South Vietnam; United States; Zimbabwe

Model Variants

O-2A - Forward Air Control Variant
O-2B - Psychological Warfare Variant

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