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Cessna 310

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The prototype civilian Cessna 310 first flew in 1954.  In 1957, the U.S. Air Force selected the aircraft for light administrative liaison and utility duties, designating it the L-27.  In 1962, the aircraft was re-designated the U-3.

Popularly known as the "Blue Canoe", the U-3 was used by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.

Specifications (U-3A)





Type: Utility
Engines: two 240 hp (179 kW) Continental O-470-M flat-six piston engines
Model 310: Cessna model number
L-27: original "liaison" designation (before 1962)
U-3: re-designated "utility" designation (after 1962)

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