CESSNA O-2 SUPER SKYMASTER

O-2 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Co. Inc., Wichita, Kansas, USA
Models: Model 337, 348
Designation: O-2
Name: Super Skymaster
First official flight: (O-2A) 01/1967
Factory production period: 1966 - 1972
Primary service period: 1967 - 1990
Last official flight: (O-2A) 1990

O-2 VARIANTS AND PRODUCTION

Based on the Cessna Model 337 Super Skymaster, 2993 built from 1960 - 1982.
2510 built as the civil Model 337 Super Skymaster from 1960 - 1982, ff: 28/02/1961.
483 built as the O-2 / military version from 1966 - 1972.

O-2A
1967, Model 337M, twin-engined,
tandem 2-seater observation and
special duties aircraft for USAF.
Produced 1966 - 1970

Cessna Wichita, Kansas (CE)

67-21295 / 67-21439 337M-0001 / 0145    
68-6857 / 68-6903 337M-0146 / 0192    
68-10828 / 68-10872 337M-0193 / 0237    
68-10962 / 68-11070 337M-0238 / 0346    
68-11122 / 68-11173 337M-0347 / 0398    
69-7601 / 69-7669 337M-0399 / 0467 467  
(Iran) ? ? 12 Total: 479
34 additional airframes cancelled.

Model 337F
1972, MAP deliveries for Ceylon.
Produced 1972

Cessna Wichita, Kansas

72-1460 / 72-1463
All delivered as:
(Ceylon) CC650 / CC653
? 4 Total: 004

 

Grand Total: 483

Two views showing the unique forward & aft twin-engine arrangement on the
Super Skymaster. This aircraft is O-2A-CE, s/n: 69-7639, which was donated
to the RNZAF at Wigram in 1990.
RNZAF Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand 2009.

O-2 CONVERSIONS

USAF

GO-2A 3 O-2A, ground instructional conversions.
O-2B 31 Civil Model 337, 1967-1975, psychological warfare conversions,
fitted with loud speakers and manual leaflet dispenser.
Assigned s/n: 67-21440 / 67-21470.
O-2TT 1 Model 348
O-2A, prototype twin-turboprop conversion.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Many O-2 aircraft in service with the armed forces of Botswana, Chile,
   Colombia, El Salvador, Portugal, Rhodesia, South Vietnam, Sri Lanka,
   Thailand and Zimbabwe.
 - Built under licence by Reims of France as the Reims Cessna F337
   for both civil and military customers (169 built).
 - Some O-2's converted by various civil companies with turboprop
   or design upgrades such as the AVE Mizar, Spectrum SA-550
   and Summit Sentry 02-337.
 - Many O-2's sold on the civil market as private aircraft and Warbirds etc.

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