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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.

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  Cessna O-2 Skymaster  
Picture of Cessna O-2 Skymaster Observation Platform
Picture of Cessna O-2 Skymaster Observation Platform


The Cessna O-2 Skymaster superceded the Cessna L-1 Bird Dog in United States Air Force service.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
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United States
Year: 1967
Type: Observation Platform
Manufacturer(s): Cessna - USA
Production: 532
Supported Mission Types
Air-to-Air
Interception
Unmanned
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Training
Anti-Submarine
Anti-Ship
Airborne Early Warning
MEDEVAC
Electronic Warfare
Maritime/Navy
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Search/Rescue
Recon/Scouting
Special Forces
X-Plane/Development
Structural
Crew: 2
Length: 29.76 ft (9.07 m)
Width: 38.16 ft (11.63 m)
Height: 9.15 ft (2.79 m)
Empty Weight: 2,866 lb (1,300 kg)
MTOW: 5,512 lb (2,500 kg)


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

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 200 mph (322 kph; 174 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,325 mi (2,132 km; 1,151 nm)
Service Ceiling: 18,012 ft (5,490 m; 3.41 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,180 ft/min (360 m/min)


Armament
None.

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

Series Model Variants
• O-2A - Forward Air Control Variant
• O-2B - Psychological Warfare Variant


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