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Boeing-Stearman Kaydet

Boeing-Stearman N2S-3 Kaydet F-AZJR/741

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the USAAF, the USN (as the NS & N2S), and with the RCAF as the Kaydet throughout World War II.

  • Role: Biplane Trainer
  • National origin: United States of America
  • Manufacturer: Stearman Aircraft / Boeing
  • First flight: 1934
  • Number built: 10,626

Specifications (PT-17)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, student and instructor
  • Length: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 2 in (9.81 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 8 in (3 m)
  • Wing area: 298 sq ft (27.7 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,931 lb (878 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 2,635 lb (1,200 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental R-670-5 seven-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 220 hp (164 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 135 mph (117 knots, 217 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 96 mph (83 knots, 155 km/h)
  • Service ceiling: 13,200 ft (4,024 m)
  • Climb to 10,000 ft (3,330 m): 17.3 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)

Junkers Ju 52

Junkers (CASA) 352L (Ju-52) F-AZJU AZ+JU Luftwaffe

The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju (“Aunt Ju”) and Iron Annie) was a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1931 to 1952. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Role: Transport aircraft
  • National origin: Germany
  • Manufacturer: Junkers
  • First flight: 13 October 1930 (Ju 52/1m); 7 March 1932 (Ju 52/3m)
  • Introduction: 1931
  • Status: retired
  • Produced: 1931–1945 (Germany) Junkers, 1945–1947 (France) Amiot AAC 1 Toucan, 1945–1952 (Spain) CASA 352 and 352L
  • Number built: 4,845

Civil Junkers Ju 52 Fact-sheet

Military operators

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • NDH
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Slovakia
  • Soviet Union
  • Spanish State
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Yugoslavia

Junkers (CASA) 352L (Ju-52) F-AZJU AZ+JU Luftwaffe

Specifications (Junkers Ju 52/3m g7e)

General characteristics

  • Crew: three (two pilots, radio operator)
  • Capacity: 18 troops or 12 litter patients
  • Length: 18.90 m (62 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 29.25 m (95 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 110.5 m² (1,190 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 6,510 kg (14,325 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 9,200 kg (20,270 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 10,990 kg (24,200 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × BMW 132T radial engines, 533 kW (715 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 265 km/h (165 mph) at sea level
  • Cruise speed: 211 km/h (132 mph)
  • Range: 870 km (540 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,490 m (18,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 17 minutes to 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

Armament

  • Guns:
  • 1 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 machine gun in a dorsal position
  • 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 15 machine guns
  • Bombs: up to 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) of bombs (some variants)

Blériot XI

Replica of the single Blériot XI which served with the Swiss Air Force in 1912.

Replica of the single Blériot XI which served with the Swiss Air Force in 1912.

The Blériot XI is the aircraft that was used by Louis Blériot on 25 July 1909 to make the first flight across the English Channel made in a heavier-than-air aircraft.

  • Role: Civil tourer/trainer/military
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Louis Blériot
  • Designer: Louis Blériot and Raymond Saulnier
  • First flight: 23 January 1909

Civil Bleriot XI

Military operators

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.62 m (25 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.79 m (25 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 14 m2 (150 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 230 kg (507 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Anzani 3-cyl. Fan 25-30 hp 3-cyl. air-cooled fan style radial piston engine, 19 kW (25 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Chauvière Intégrale, 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 75.6 km/h (47 mph; 41 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 1,000 m (3,281 ft)

Pilatus PC-21

Pilatus PC-21's HB-HWS and HB-HWT Royal Saudi Air Force

The Pilatus PC-21 is a single-turboprop, low wing swept monoplane advanced trainer with a stepped tandem cockpit manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.

  • Role: Advanced Trainer aircraft
  • Manufacturer: Pilatus Aircraft
  • Designer: Pilatus Aircraft
  • First flight: 1 July 2002
  • Introduction: April 2008
  • Status: Active service
  • Number built: 100 February 20, 2015
  • Developed from: Pilatus PC-7, Pilatus PC-9

Pilatus PC-21 HB-HZD Pilatus Aircraft Prototype

Military Operators

  • Royal Qatar Air Force
  • Royal Saudi Air Force
  • Republic of Singapore Air Force
  • Swiss Air Force
  • United Arab Emirates Air Force

Pilatus PC-21 A-103 Pilotenschule Swiss Air Force

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (student & instructor)
  • Length: 11.233 m (36 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.108 m (29 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 3.749 m (12 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 15.221 m² (163.848 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 2,270 kg (5,005 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 3,100 kg (aerobatic) / 4,250 kg (utility) (6,834 lb (aerobatic) / 9,370 lb (utility))
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68B Turboprop engine, 1,200 kW (1,600 shp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 685 km/h (370 knots, 428 mph)
  • Stall speed: 170 km/h (92 knots, 106.25 mph) gear and flaps up (20 km/h less with flaps and gear down)
  • Range: 1,333 km (720 nm, 828 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 11,580 m (38,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1,219 m/min (4,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 208 kg/m² (42.7 lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: 0.39 kW/kg (0.23 hp/lb)

Armament

  • Hardpoints: Provisions provided for 4× under-wing and 1× centerline external store stations, capable of mounting up to 1,150 kg (2,540 lb) of payload of air-to-ground weapons to operate in the Counter-insurgency role.