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Cessna O-2 Skymaster


Observation Platform Aircraft


The Cessna O-2 Skymaster superceded the Cessna L-1 Bird Dog in United States Air Force service.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 8/24/2018






Specifications



Year:
1967
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
2
[ 532 Units ] :
Cessna - USA
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- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
Length:
29.76 ft (9.07 m)
Width/Span:
38.16 ft (11.63 m)
Height:
9.15 ft (2.79 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Cessna O-2 Skymaster production model)
Empty Weight:
2,866 lb (1,300 kg)
MTOW:
5,512 lb (2,500 kg)
(Diff: +2,646lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Cessna O-2 Skymaster production model)
2 x Continental IO-360C 6-cylinder engines developing 210 horsepower in push-pull configuration.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Cessna O-2 Skymaster production model)
Maximum Speed:
200 mph (322 kph; 174 kts)
Service Ceiling:
18,012 feet (5,490 m; 3.41 miles)
Maximum Range:
1,325 miles (2,132 km; 1,151 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
1,180 ft/min (360 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Cessna O-2 Skymaster production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Cessna O-2 Skymaster production model)
O-2A - Forward Air Control Variant
O-2B - Psychological Warfare Variant

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