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Canadair CL-66

The CL-66 was the turboprop variant of the civilian Convair CV-440 passenger aircraft and was called CC-109 Cosmopolitan to the standard VIP aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force and also used for light transport tasks.

History and construction

variants

CL-66A
48/64 seated passenger aircraft
CL-66B
combined cargo / passenger aircraft
CL-66C
Convair CV-440 retrofitted with the Napier Eland turboprop engine

Military users

Technical specifications

Parameter Data[2]
crew3–4
Passengers64
length24.84 m
span32.12 m
height8.49 m
Wing area89.54 m²
Empty mass14,666 kg
max24,130 kg
Cruising speed518 km / h
Top speed547 km / h
Service ceiling7620 m
Range3660 km
Engines2 × Napier Eland turboprop engines with 2611 kW each

See also

literature

  • Molson, Ken M. and Harold A. Taylor. Canadian Aircraft Since 1909. Stittsville, Ontario: Canada’s Wings, Inc., 1982. ISBN 0-920002-11-0.
  • Pickler, Ron and Larry Milberry. Canadair: The First 50 Years. Toronto: CANAV Books, 1995. ISBN 0-921022-07-7.
  • Taylor, John W. R.Jane’s All The World's Aircraft 1961-62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1961.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ "Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan."shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  2. ↑ Jane’s All The World's Aircraft 1961–62 Taylor 1961, pp. 21–22.