Rockwell Aero Commander 500/520/560/680/685/720

Corporate Aircraft

North American Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S N500RA 3127 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Rockwell Aero Commander 500 series (Twin Commander) is a family of twin-engined five- to eight-seat corporate aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Aero Design and Engineering Co. and later by the Aero Commander Division of the Rockwell-Standard Corp., later North American Rockwell and Rockwell International. The US-military desigations were L-26, U-4 and U-9.
Crew1
Passengers4-7
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming IO-540-E1B5
Engine Power (each)216 kW290 hp
max. Cruise Speed370 km/h200 kts
  230 mph
max. Speed (vne)463 km/h250 kts
  288 mph
Service Ceiling5.913 m19.400 ft
Rate of climb408 m/min1340 ft/min
Range1.915 km1.034 NM
1.190 mi.
Empty Weight2.102 kg4.634 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.062 kg6.750 lbs
Wing Span14,95 m49 ft 1 in
Wing Area23,7 m255 ft
Length11,22 m36 ft 10 in
Height4,42 m14 ft 6 in
First Flight23.04.1948
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1951-1986
Total Production2000
ICAO CodeAC50 AC56 AC68 AC6L
IATA CodeACD
FAA TCDS6A1, 2A4
Data for (Version)500S Shrike Commander

[Photo-ID: 1674] Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Aero Commander 680F Commander, , D-ILUX, c/n 680F-1087-65, Karsten Palt, 2009Aero Commander
680F Commander
Reg.: D-ILUX
c/n: 680F-1087-65
 
Technik Museum [Speyer]
[Photo-ID: 253] Karsten Palt 2007-05-09
Aero Commander 680FL Grand Commander, Air Tempelhof, D-IABD, c/n 1741-143, Karsten Palt, 2007Aero Commander
680FL Grand Commander
Air Tempelhof
Reg.: D-IABD
c/n: 1741-143
 
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 10334] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
North American Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S, , N500RA, c/n 3127, Karsten Palt, 2014North American Rockwell
Shrike Commander 500S
Reg.: N500RA
c/n: 3127
 
Bob Hoover's Shrike Commander
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 11246] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Aero Commander YU-9A Commander (520), United States Army, 52-6218, c/n 21, Karsten Palt, 2015Aero Commander
YU-9A Commander (520)
United States Army
Reg.: 52-6218
c/n: 21
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11247] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Aero Commander YU-9A Commander (520), United States Army, 52-6218, c/n 21, Karsten Palt, 2015Aero Commander
YU-9A Commander (520)
United States Army
Reg.: 52-6218
c/n: 21
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]