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Turkish Air Force

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)