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The Piper PA-31T Cheyenne is a turboprop development of the earlier PA-31P Pressurized Navajo.

PA-31T Cheyenne
Piper PA-31T1 Cheyenne I Ursella, LUX Luxembourg (Findel), Luxembourg PP1267311070.jpg
A PA-31T1 Cheyenne over Luxembourg
Role Turboprop
Manufacturer Piper Aircraft
First flight 29 August 1969
Produced 1974–1985[citation needed]
Number built 823
Developed from Piper PA-31 Navajo
Variants Piper PA-42 Cheyenne

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DevelopmentEdit

Originally, the aircraft was an upgraded version of the Pressurized Navajo equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28 turboprop engines. Later, the aircraft was further refined and developed, including aerodynamic improvements and fuselage extensions. The PA-31T led to the development of the PA-42 Cheyenne III and IV.

OperatorsEdit

VariantsEdit

PA-31T Cheyenne
Initial production version, powered by two 620-shp (462-kW) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28 turboprop engines.
 
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne
PA-31T-1
Original designation of the PT-31T Cheyenne I. Powered by 500-shp (373-kW) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-II turboprop engines.
PA-31T Cheyenne II
Improved version, renamed version of original powered by two 620-shp (462-kW) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28 turboprop engines.
PA-31T2 Cheyenne IIXL
Stretched version, powered by two 750-shp (559-kW) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135 turboprop engines.

SpecificationsEdit

Data from Jane's all The World's Aircraft 1976–77 [3]

General characteristics

Performance

See alsoEdit

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Air Forces 1987 pg. 72". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ Tom, Kaminsky (2000). The United States military aviation directory. Airtime Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-1-880588-29-1.
  3. ^ Taylor, John W.R. (1976), Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1976–77, London: Jane's Yearbooks, pp. 358–359, ISBN 0-354-00538-3

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