CESSNA O-2 SUPER SKYMASTER
|Manufacturer:||Cessna Aircraft Co. Inc., Wichita, Kansas, USA|
|Models:||Model 337, 348|
|First official flight:||(O-2A) 01/1967|
|Factory production period:||1966 - 1972|
|Primary service period:||1967 - 1990|
|Last official flight:||(O-2A) 1990|
O-2 VARIANTS AND PRODUCTION
Based on the Cessna Model 337 Super Skymaster, 2993 built from 1960 - 1982.
2510 built as the civil Model 337 Super Skymaster from 1960 - 1982, ff: 28/02/1961.
483 built as the O-2 / military version from 1966 - 1972.
1967, Model 337M, twin-engined,
tandem 2-seater observation and
special duties aircraft for USAF.
Produced 1966 - 1970
Cessna Wichita, Kansas (CE)
|67-21295 / 67-21439||337M-0001 / 0145|
|68-6857 / 68-6903||337M-0146 / 0192|
|68-10828 / 68-10872||337M-0193 / 0237|
|68-10962 / 68-11070||337M-0238 / 0346|
|68-11122 / 68-11173||337M-0347 / 0398|
|69-7601 / 69-7669||337M-0399 / 0467||467|
|(Iran) ?||?||12||Total: 479|
|34 additional airframes cancelled.|
1972, MAP deliveries for Ceylon.
Cessna Wichita, Kansas
72-1460 / 72-1463
All delivered as:
(Ceylon) CC650 / CC653
Grand Total: 483
Two views showing the unique
forward & aft twin-engine arrangement on the
Super Skymaster. This aircraft is O-2A-CE, s/n: 69-7639, which was donated
to the RNZAF at Wigram in 1990.
RNZAF Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand 2009.
|GO-2A||3||O-2A, ground instructional conversions.|
|O-2B||31|| Civil Model 337, 1967-1975, psychological warfare conversions,
fitted with loud speakers and manual leaflet dispenser.
Assigned s/n: 67-21440 / 67-21470.
O-2A, prototype twin-turboprop conversion.
FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
- Many O-2 aircraft in service with the armed forces of Botswana, Chile,
Colombia, El Salvador, Portugal, Rhodesia, South Vietnam, Sri Lanka,
Thailand and Zimbabwe.
- Built under licence by Reims of France as the Reims Cessna F337
for both civil and military customers (169 built).
- Some O-2's converted by various civil companies with turboprop
or design upgrades such as the AVE Mizar, Spectrum SA-550
and Summit Sentry 02-337.
- Many O-2's sold on the civil market as private aircraft and Warbirds etc.
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