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Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« on: May 03, 2006, 08:16:34 pm »
Cessna 405

Description: Four seat light transport similiar in appearance/concept to the Morane Saulnier MS 760. Large clamshelll canopy over the two by two seating in the nose section.
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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 08:19:15 pm »


Cessna 407

Description: Four place civilian light jet derived from the Cessna 405 design. Some references seem to interchange the 405 and 407 designations. More information on the Cessna 407 here: http://www.machdiamonds.com/cessna407.html


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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 08:21:10 pm »
Cessna Tandem Navy Trainer (TNT)

Description: Designed to meet the TNT requirement for the US Navy (for which eventually the North American T-2 Buckeye got selected), Cessna proposed a tandem two seat variant based on the T-37.

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006, 08:22:55 pm »


Cessna 407

Description: Four place civilian light jet derived from the Cessna 405 design. Some references seem to interchange the 405 and 407 designations. More information on the Cessna 407 here: http://www.machdiamonds.com/cessna407.html



And the six-seat derivative, the Model 407A.

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 08:25:07 pm »
Cessna AT-37E/STOL and other strike variants

Description: Based upon the TNT variant of the T-37, Cessna proposed several different models as enhanced strike variants. One version incorporated wingtip lift pods. The AT-37E/STOL incorporated the tandem cockpit, larger engines, bigger flaps, and thrust reversers. The A-37D design was even more strike optimized with a single seat cockpit based on the TNT design, more powerful engines, and a centerline gun pod similar to what the RAF Hawks used.

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2006, 09:22:18 am »
A-37/T-37 Dragonfly in Action
Aircraft Number 114
Squadron/Signal Publications
By Terry Love

Page 45 to 49: Proposed T-37/A-37 Variants

Cessna 405. 4 seater liaison jet

Cessna 407. Setember 1959. 6 seater liaison jet (The USAF selected the NA T-39 instead)

Tandem Navy Trainer (The NA Buckeye won the contract)

T-tail T-37 derivative to Next Generation Trainer (The T-46 won the contract)

VTOL trainer based on TNT fuselage (USN and USAF versions)

AT-37E/STOL strike/recon using the TNT fuselage

AT-37E/STOL strike/recon using the T-37 fuselage

Naval Instructional Trainer derivative from A-37

A-37D single seater based on TNT fuselage

T-37 USAF Thunderbird

AX (experience with A-37 was included but final design has nothing in common)

T-48 ( a replacement to T-37 after the T-46 cancellation) was a T-37B updated

Regards,
Antonio






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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006, 12:30:31 am »
AT-37E - is that the variant with JT15D engines?

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2006, 12:43:04 am »
Tilt-rotor conversion

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2006, 01:36:23 am »
"AT-37E. Modifications to the TNT included: higher thrust engines, wing tip extensions, increased chord flaps and larger thrust reversers"

No description about type engine on Squadron/Signal

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2006, 04:42:40 am »
JAZZ,

this variant is awesome!, why the pic is identified as Bell?. It was a Bell-Cessna project?
Can you add more info?

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Antonio

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2006, 04:44:50 am »
AT-37E pics

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2006, 01:40:06 pm »
Pometabla

Some of my collection of photos are poorly referenced, and I know little of this project, other than Bell was behind the conversion.

Photo does have a web site - bottom right hand corner - www.VSTOL.org which is I suggest you google as a start.

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 03:39:06 pm »
Tilt-rotor conversion

this variant is awesome!, why the pic is identified as Bell?. It was a Bell-Cessna project?

D-182C   twin duct testbed; trailrotor T-37 COIN conversion project (1956)

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010, 03:42:42 pm »
Bell apparently fancied the Cessna T-37 as a basis for their projected VTOL projects... as evidenced in the unbuilt X-14C...

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Re: Unbuilt variants of the Cessna T-37/A-37
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2010, 02:00:14 pm »
I've found some more info on the T-48.
It was to be a T-37B with structural strengthening, new tail, pressurised cockpit and to be powered with two 1,330lb Garrett F109-GA-100 turbofans. It was shelved in favour of the T-37 SLEP with new canopy, tailplane skins, dorsal fin mounts and new front wing spar carry-through structure and upgraded spars.