Metro III/23

The aircraft was originally developed as the SA26-T Merlin IIA in 1965 with similarities to the Queen Air. This similarity ended with the development of the Metro III in 1972 featuring new wings with inverted engine nacelles, new landing gear, redesigned tail mount and a longer nose. The Fairchild Metro Merlin III is a pressurised, twin engine turbo prop aircraft designed for 2 crew and 19 passengers.

Type/Variant of Aircraft: Fairchild Metro III

Flight Simulator Qualification Level: B (FSD-1 Version 6.1 Level 3)

Manufacturer: Flight Safety International - Simulator Systems Division


Engines: Twin Turboprop - Garrett TPE331 Mechanical Instructors Station

Host Computer: PDP 11

Visual System: Rediffusion Nova View SP1-T Two Window Display

Motion/Control Loading System: Motion - Analogue four degree w/gate Control Loading - Analogue Degrees of Freedom - Four


Metro III-23 Melbourne


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