• Review: Carenado - F406 Caravan II HD Series

    Reims-Cessna F-406 Caravan II

    Publisher: Carenado

    Review Author:
    Ray Andersen

    Suggested Price:
    $37.95

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    Carenado - Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II

    The Reims F-406 Caravan II is a twin turboprop, non-pressurized, low wing, civilian and military light utility aircraft produced by Reims Aviation Industry (today GECI) in cooperation with Cessna since 1983.

    The passenger version features an up-to 14 seats configuration or an 8 seats configuration if used as a VIP/executive whereas the cargo version only has the pilot seats and have a nominal maximum payload of about 2,200 kg. To increase the cargo capacity a 1.3m3 cargo pod can be added to the aircraft and placed on the belly similar to the Cessna C208B.

    Carenado - Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II     Carenado - Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II

    It is developed from the Cessna 404 Titan with components from the Cessna 425, the wing design is from the Cessna 441 and the engines are two Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprops PT6A-112 reverse-flow axial-centrifugal each featuring 500 horsepower (373 kW). Both engines drive a McCauley 3-bladed reversible-pitch fully feathering, all-metal propeller. In 2014 Continental Motors Inc. partnered with ASI Innovation to purchase the rights to the F406 trying to restart the production including a version featuring a brand new diesel piston engine.

    General Information & Aircraft Specs

      Carenado - Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II
    • Produced by: Reims Aviation
    • National Origin: France/United States
    • First Flight: 22nd of September 1983
    • Introduction: 1985
    • Role: Twin engine utility aircraft
    • Produced: 1983 - 2013
    • Built: 85
    • Developed from: Cessna C404 Titan
    • Status: In Service
    • Carenado - Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II
    • Crew: 2
    • Capacity: 12 passengers
    • Length: 11.89 m (39 ft 0 in)
    • Height: 4.01 m (13 ft 2 in)
    • Wingspan: 15.08 m (49 ft 53/4 in)
    • Wing Area: 23.50 m2 (253 ft2)
    • Empty Weight: 2,283 kg (5,033 lb)
    • MTOW: 4,468 kg (9,850 lb)
    • Power Plant: 2x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112 turboprop
    • Max Speed: 424 km/h (263 mph)
    • Cruise Speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
    • Range: 2,135 km (1,327 miles)
    • Service Ceiling: 9,145 m (30,000 ft)
    • Rate of Climb: 9.4 m/s (1,850 ft/min)

    1 Comment
    1. DominicS's Avatar
      DominicS -
      A thoroughly absorbing review with some great screenshots to boot!

      Many thanks

      Dominic
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