Swearingen Merlin (SW III)

A total of six Merlin aircraft were purchased in the United States in 1976. The aircraft, used primarily in passenger versions, also provided excellent services in carrying out the mapping mission (aerial photography), benefiting the National Cartographic Institute and a calibration platform.


Wing span 14.10 m

Length 12.85 m

Height 5.12 m

Engine 2 turboprops TP 3 to 840 HP each

Maximum speed 509 km / h (at 4,875 m altitude)

Economic cruising speed 463 km / h (at 8,535 m above sea level)

Range 4.261 Km

Maximum takeoff weight 5.670 Kg

Capacity 6 passengers with luggage

Number in service 6 *

Registration CF1, CF2, CF4, CF5, CF6

1st commissioned 1976

Decommissioned July 2001

* Loss: The CF-3 was damaged in Lille (FR) on April 16, 1980