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Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner


Regional Passenger Airliner (1972)


Aviation / Aerospace

The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner was produced from 1968 to 2001 aand saw formal introduction during 1972.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/26/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1972

Origin
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United States

Crew
2

Production
600
UNITS


Fairchild Swearingen - USA
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special-Mission: Airborne Early Warning (AEW)
Specially-equipped platform providing over-battlefield Command and Control (C2) capability for allied aerial elements.
Special-Mission: Electronic Warfare (EW)
Equipped to actively deny adversaries the ElectroMagnetic (EM) spectrum and protect said spectrum for allied forces.
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
VIP Service
Used in the Very-Important-Person (VIP) passenger transport role, typically with above-average amenities and luxuries as standard.


Length
59.4 ft
(18.10 m)
Width/Span
56.9 ft
(17.35 m)
Height
16.7 ft
(5.10 m)
Empty Wgt
8,818 lb
(4,000 kg)
MTOW
16,006 lb
(7,260 kg)
Wgt Diff
+7,187 lb
(+3,260 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Fairchild Swearingen Metro III production variant)
Installed: 2 x Garrett AiResearch TPE-331 turboprop engines developing 1,000 horsepower each.
Max Speed
357 mph
(575 kph | 310 kts)
Ceiling
25,000 ft
(7,620 m | 5 mi)
Range
662 mi
(1,065 km | 1,972 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Fairchild Swearingen Metro III production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


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"


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