The Cessna 310 is an American six-seat, low-wing, twin-engined monoplane that was produced by Cessna between 1954 and 1980.

The 310 first flew on January 3, 1953 with deliveries starting in late 1954. The sleek modern lines of the new twin were backed up by innovative features such as engine exhaust thrust augmenter tubes and the storage of all fuel in tip tanks in early models. In 1964, the engine exhaust was changed to flow under the wing instead of the augmenter tubes, which were considered to be noisy

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: four passengers
  • Length: 27 ft 0 in (8.23 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
  • Empty weight: 2 850 lb (1 293 kg)
  • Gross weight: 4 600lb (2 087 kg)

 

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 mph (354 km/h; 191 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 205 mph (178 kn; 330 km/h)
  • Range: 1 000 mi (869 nmi; 1 609 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20 000 ft (6 096 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1 700 ft/min (8.6 m/s)