Fairchild Dornier Metro Merlin III

The Swearingen Merlin, now recognized as the Fairchild Aerospace Merlin, is a pressurized business aircraft introduced in the late 1960s. Its production began under Swearingen Aircraft and later transitioned to Fairchild Aircraft. The initial development took shape when Ed Swearingen gradually modified a Beechcraft Twin Bonanza and Queen Air to create a new design, named the Excalibur. Subsequently, he embarked on crafting a new aircraft featuring a clean-sheet fuselage with modified horizontal tails and a wet wing derived from the Queen Air, coupled with the landing gear of the Twin Bonanza. This innovation resulted in the pressurized SA26 Merlin. The SA226-T Merlin III model, introduced in 1972, featured re-designed wings, a new landing gear, and upgraded avionics. The Merlin III was equipped with Honeywell TPE331-3U-303G powerplants.

Red Box is delighted to present an extensive range of ground power equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, perfectly suited to the requirements of the Fairchild Metro Merlin III aircraft.

This offering includes the 747C tug, and the RBSC300 300A continuous power unit—ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuously powering equipment during operations without depleting the onboard aircraft batteries. Additionally, we provide a combination of start and continuous power in one unit for the Fairchild Metro Merlin III aircraft in our TC3000 range.

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