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The Cessna 340
is a twin piston engine
pressurized business aircraft
that was manufactured by Cessna
.Montgomery, MR & Gerald Foster: A Field Guide to Airplanes, Second Edition
, page 106. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. ISBN 0-395-62888-1
The Cessna 335
is an unpressurized version, which appears the same externally as the 340.
The 340 was conceived of as a cabin-class development of the successful Cessna 310
The 340 is a six seat aircraft, with four passenger seats, an aisle and an airstair
door. The tail and landing gear were based on the Cessna 310's units, while its wings were from the Cessna 414
. The 340's primary selling features were its spacious, pressurized cabin, the first in a light twin.
Work on the 340 began in 1969
and the first aircraft was delivered in 1971
, behind schedule as one of the prototypes crashed during flight testing in 1970
The early models have two turbocharged Continental......