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C160

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Aircraft
Name C-160
Manufacturer TRANSALL
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group UNK


Manufacturered as:

TRANSALL C-160


TRANSALL C-160

TRANSALL C-160 TRANSALL C-160 3D

Description

Tactical transport aircraft. In service since 1967. Backbone of the transport fleets of German and French Air Forces. Production initially ceased in 1972. 2nd series 1981. The modernized version C-160 NG is (partly) equipped for refuelling, both giving and receiving, C-160G Gabriel SIGINT platform and C-160H Astarte for submarine communications.

Technical Data

Wing span 40 m131.234 ft
Length 32.4 m106.299 ft
Height 11.7 m38.386 ft
Powerplant 2 x 6.100 SHP R-R Tyne RTy 20 Mk 22 turboprops with 4 blade propellers.
Engine model

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 170 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 950 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 5100051,000 kg
51 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL290 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C160

None on SKYbrary