Overview

Built in 1968, Cessna 414 is a pressurized twin-engine monoplane transport aircraft. It was in production until 1978 when a modified version of 414 was introduced in the market- the 414A Chancellor. It was also one of the 1st models to have turbocharged engines.

The pressurized Cessna 414’s main objective is to cater to owners of unpressurized twin-engine aircrafts. Cessna 414 used the same fuselage and wings as the Cessna 401 and 402 models. The 414 model has a low-wing cantilever, retractable tricycle landing gear and a conventional tail unit.

The Cessna 414A Chancellor is a more improved version, including re-designed landing gear and additional baggage space. In 1970 more significant modifications were made on the 414 model. It was marketed as 414 Golden Eagle. Among the modifications made were the lengthened nose and increased wingspan. The final variant of 414, the 414C was made available in 1975. This particular variant has a trailing link undercarriage, higher vertical tails and bonded wet wings.

Cessna 414 manufactured until 1985 when Cessna ceased production.

General Characteristics (414A Chancellor)

Capacity
Crew: One to two
Passengers: Maximum of 8

Powerplant
2 × Continental TSIO-520-NB flat-six turbocharged piston, 310 hp (230 kW) each

Performance
Maximum Speed: 436 km/h
Cruising Speed: 420 km/h
Initial rate of climb: 1,520 ft/min

Dimension
Length: 36 ft 5 in
Height: 11 ft 5.5 in
Wingspan: 44 ft 2 in
Wing area: 225.80 sq ft

Weights
Empty Weight: 1,980 kg
Maximum Take-off Weight: 3.062 kg

Sources:
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/cessna_414
http://www.americanaviationinc.com/cessnas
http://www.airliners.net