Cessna Model 441 Conquest II

1975

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Cessna Model 441 Conquest II

On 15 November 1974, Cessna announced the development of a new turboprop-powered pressurised executive transport which is designated Cessna Model 441. The prototype was flown for the first time on 26 August 1975 and by the time that initial deliveries began in 1977 the type had been given the name Conquest. The aircraft was powered by two Garrett TPE331 turboprop engines which had been developed specially to provide the high-alti-tude/high-speed performance that Cessna required for this 11-seat transport.

Cessna had designed the Conquest in the hope that it would slot into the market between available powered business aircraft. However, marketing plans were delayed when problems arose in early 1978, one of the first production aircraft being involved in a crash; this resulted in the Conquest being grounded by Cessna. Modification of the tail unit was carried out before the type was re-certificated, and as a result of this, aircraft that were already completed had to be provided with a new tailplane.

The Model 441 Conquest incorporated the wing and landing gear of the Model 404 Titan, with the span increased by the use of wingtip extensions. The pressurised and air-conditioned cabin could accommodate up to 10 passengers, although a four-seat de luxe version was offered for executive use. In 1983 the Model 441 was redesignated and marketed as the Conquest II and by 1986 when production ceased, 353 examples had been sold.

Specification 
 MODELModel 441
 ENGINE2 x Garrett TPE331-8-401S/402S turboprops, 474kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight4468 kg9850 lb
  Empty weight2631 kg5800 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan15.04 m49 ft 4 in
  Length11.89 m39 ft 0 in
  Height4.01 m13 ft 2 in
  Wing area23.56 m2253.60 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed547 km/h340 mph
  Ceiling10670 m35000 ft
  Range4245 km2638 miles

Comments
Steve AK, e-mail, 04.07.2016 21:23

The only plane I have ever flown that would exceed its redline speed in level flight. A delight to fly and a real performer. Only complaint is the weak nose wheel steering.

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Steve C, e-mail, 14.09.2010 02:45

Fantastic airplane. Wish Cessna would start production again. The 441 would beat the pants off of the slotation jets on trans continental flights because of it's range. It has been speculated that this is why Cessna stopped production.

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cloudshe, e-mail, 13.08.2010 02:56

Ventura CA to Tampa FL 6+45 landing w / over an hour of fuel. Dash 10 engine upgrade good for 290 kts summer 310 kts winter cruise at FL300. 5400 hr TBO. Pretty Good Airplane!

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