Fairchild-Swearingen SA26-T Merlin II

Corporate Aircraft

Swearingen SA-26AT Merlin IIB © Nikolai Ionkine
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The Fairchild-Swearingen SA26-T Merlin II is a twin-engined ten-seat corporate aircraft with pressurized cabin and retractable landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturer Swearingen Aircraft, later Fairchild-Swearingen.
The total production of the Merlin II includes 33 Merlin IIA and 87 Merlin IIB. The SA26-T Merlin II is based originally on the Beech Queen Air using their wings and the landing gear of the Beech Twin Bonanza.
Crew2
Passengers6-8
Propulsion2 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelGarrett TPE331-1-151G
Engine Power (each)496 kW665 shp
Speed385 km/h208 kts
  239 mph
Service Ceiling8.839 m29.000 ft
Range2.872 km1.551 NM
1.785 mi.
Empty Weight2.926 kg6.451 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.445 kg9.800 lbs
Wing Span13,98 m45 ft 10 in
Wing Area26,0 m280 ft
Length12,22 m40 ft 1 in
Height4,37 m14 ft 4 in
First Flight13. Apr. 1965
Production Statusout of production
Total Production120
Developed fromBeech Queen Air
ICAO CodeSW2
FAA TCDSA5SW
Data for (Version)Swearingen SA-26T Merlin IIB
VariantsSA26-T Merlin IIA, SA26-T Merlin IIB