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Transport military

Fokker F27 Troopship

Fokker F.27-300M Troopship C-10 Royal Netherlands Air Force

The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the defunct Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker.

  • Role: airliner
  • National origin: Netherlands
  • Manufacturer: Fokker
  • First flight: 24 November 1955
  • Introduction: 19 November 1958
  • Status: Out of production, in service
  • Produced: 1986-1997
  • Number built: 586
  • Developed from: Fokker F27 Friendship
  • Variants: Fairchild F-27/FH-227
  • Developed into: Fokker 50, Fokker 60

Military variants

  • F27-300M Troopship – Military transport version for Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • F27-400M – Military version for US Army with designation C-31A Troopship
  • F27-500M – Military version
  • F27 200-MAR – Unarmed maritime reconnaissance version
  • F27 Maritime Enforcer – Armed maritime reconnaissance version

Military operators

  • Algerian Air Force
  • Angolan Air Force
  • Argentine Air Force
  • Royal Australian Navy
  • Biafran Air Force
  • Bolivian Air Force
  • Burmese Air Force (Became Myanmar Air Force)
  • Chad Air Force
  • Government of Chad
  • Cote d’Ivoire Air Force
  • Ecuadorian Air Force
  • Finnish Air Force
  • French Air Force
  • Sécurité Civile France
  • Ghana Air Force
  • Guatemalan Air Force
  • Icelandic Coast Guard
  • Indian Coast Guard
  • Indonesian Air Force
  • Iranian government
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
  • Italian Air Force
  • Mexican Navy
  • Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Nigerian Air Force
  • North Yemen Air Force
  • Pakistan Naval Air Arm
  • Peruvian Navy
  • Philippine Air Force
  • Philippine Navy
  • Senegalese Air Force
  • Senegambia Air Force
  • Spanish Air Force
  • Sudanese Air Force
  • Royal Thai Navy
  • United States Army Parachute Team
  • United States Navy
  • Uruguayan Air Force
  • Yemen Air Force

Specifications (F.27)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 or 3
  • Capacity: 48-56 passengers
  • Length: 25.06 m (82 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 29 m (95 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 8.72 m (28 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 70 m2 (750 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 11,204 kg (24,701 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 19,773 kg (43,592 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Dart Mk.532-7 two-stage centrifugal compressor turboprop, 1,678 kW (2,250 hp) each

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 460 km/h (286 mph; 248 kn)
  • Range: 2,600 km (1,616 mi; 1,404 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 7.37 m/s (1,451 ft/min)

Pilatus PC-6 Porter/Turbo-Porter

Pilatus PC-6B1-H2 Turbo Porter HB-FCF Swiss Air Force

The Pilatus PC-6 Porter is a single-engined Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility aircraft designed by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. It has been built in both piston engine and turboprop powered versions (Turbo-Porter) and was produced for a time by Fairchild Hiller in the United States.

  • Role: STOL Passenger and utility aircraft
  • National origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: Pilatus Aircraft
  • First flight: Porter – 4 May 1959, Turbo-Porter – 2 May 1961.
  • Produced: 1959-present
  • Number built:581 (As of August 2014)
  • Status: Active service

Military variants

  • AU-23A Peacemaker – Armed gunship, counter-insurgency, utility transport version for the U.S. Air Force
  • UV-20A Chiricahua – STOL utility transport version for the U.S. Army

Civil Pilatus PC-6 Porter/Turbo-Porter

Military operators

  • National Air Force of Angola
  • Argentine Navy
  • Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina
  • Austrian Air Force
  • Myanmar Air Force
  • Chad Air Force
  • Ecuadorian Army
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
  • Mexican Air Force
  • Peruvian Air Force
  • Slovenian Air Force and Air Defence
  • Swiss Air Force
  • Royal Thai Air Force
  • United States Army

Specifications PC-6 B2 Turbo-Porter

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Capacity: up to ten passengers
  • Payload: 1,130 kg (2,491 lb)
  • Length: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.87 m (52 ft 0¾ in)
  • Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 30.15 m² (324.5 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64-514
  • Aspect ratio: 8.4:1
  • Empty weight: 1,270 kg (2,800 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 2,800 kg (6,173 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 turboprop, 410 kW (550 shp)(downrated from 507 kW (680 shp))

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 280 km/h (151 knots, 174 mph)
  • Maximum speed: 232 km/h (125 knots, 144 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 213 km/h (115 knots, 132 mph) at 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Stall speed: 96 km/h (52 knots, 60 mph) (flaps down, power off)
  • Range: 730 km (394 nmi, 453 mi) with maximum payload
  • Ferry range: 1,612 km (870 nmi, 1,002 mi) with maximum internal and underwing fuel
  • Service ceiling: 8,197 m (25,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.8 m/s (941 ft/min)

Transall C-160

Transall C-160R 211/64-GK French Air Force, support Patrouille d

  • Role: Transport aircraft
  • National origin: France/Germany
  • Manufacturer: Transall*
  • First flight: 25 February 1963
  • Introduction: 1967
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1965–1985
  • Number built: 214

* Transall being an abbreviation of the specially formed consortium Transporter Allianz, comprising the companies of MBB, Aerospatiale and VFW-Fokker.

Military operators

  • German Air Force
  • French Air Force (one Transall C-160 is support aircraft of the Patrouille de France)
  • Turkish Air Force
  • South African Air Force retired

Specifications (C-160)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three—two pilots, flight engineer
  • Capacity:
    • 93 troops or
    • 61–88 paratroops or
    • 62 stretchers
  • Payload: 16,000 kg (35,275 lb)
  • Length: 32.40 m (106 ft 3½ in)
  • Wingspan: 40.00 m (131 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 11.65 m (38 ft 2¾ in)
  • Wing area: 160.0 m² (1,722 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 29,000 kg (63,935 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 51,000 kg (112,435 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Tyne Rty.20 Mk 22 turboprop, 4,549 kW (6,100 ehp) each

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 593 km/h (320 knots, 368 mph)
  • Maximum speed: 513 km/h (277 knots, 319 mph) at 4,875 m (16,000 ft)
  • Stall speed: 177 km/h (95 knots, 110 mph) flaps down
  • Range: 1,853 km (1,000 nmi, 1,151 mi) with 16,000 kg payload, 30 min reserves
  • Ferry range: 8,858 km (4,780 nmi, 5,504 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 8,230 m (27,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 6.6 m/s (1,300 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 319 kg/m² (65.3 lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: 0.18 kW/kg (0.11 hp/lb)