Beechcraft C-12 Huron
Beechcraft C-12 Huron

Beechcraft C-12 Huron


Aircraft C-12 Huron is a transport device, which was designed by American designers. This machine is equipped with a twin-engine turboprop type. It is based on study were taken from the passenger liner type Beechcraft Super King Air, Which it was intended for military transport and was used by the US Air Force. The first separation from the runway apparatus implemented in October 1972 years. A feature of the new aircraft was that it was equipped with extra long wings and tail unit had the letter T. The powerful propulsion motors PT6A-41 require large amounts of fuel, due to the volume of the fuel tanks was increased.

Beechcraft C-12 Huron

The composition of combat units US aircraft C-12 Huron began to deal with 1974 years. The first batch of these products has been presented 34 machines later in the US Air Force was delivered even 57 units. These devices have been equipped with new turboprop engines, which has a capacity of 750 horsepower each. Furthermore, based on modifying the basic model was developed, which possess a greater capacity powerplant. Some were equipped with external antennas for qualitative monitoring of the situation in the air.

Beechcraft C-12 Huron

The most recent development in C-12 Huron project was designed for electronic intelligence. It should be noted that only trucks models have many varieties to fulfill a specific task. Special design of the cargo hatch was on the plane C-12, which is then used for civil aviation. The military used this unit also to intercept signals.

Beechcraft C-12 Huron

To control the C-12 aircraft required a crew of two pilots. The transport aircraft of the C-12 Huron type had a relatively small weight - 3,3 tons, and the maximum mass with which the device could take off was 5,6 tons. These values ​​were obtained using a sufficiently powerful engines PT6A-41. They allow you to accelerate the aircraft to a speed of 536 km / h, with a cruising speed of 503 km / h. Motors supplied with fuel from two tanks in total capacity 2,1 thousand liters. At the same time, the range of the transport vehicle was 3,4 thousand kilometers, and the maximum lift height reaches an indicator of 9,4 kilometers. With all this on board the machine could accommodate 13 passengers or a cargo weighing 907 kilograms.

Beechcraft C-12 Huron cubicle


C-12 Huron modification

 C-12A Huron  The first modification of the transport aircraft for the Air Force and the US Army.
 TC-12B  training modification based on Model A200C.
 UC-12B  modification based on Model A200C, for the US Navy and the Marine Corps.
 C-12C Huron  modification for the US Army PT6A-41.
 C-12D Huron  modification of the aircraft based on the Model A200CT.
 C-12  option for serving US ambassadors with PT6A-42 TVD.
 C-12F Huron  special auxiliary aircraft based on Model B200C.
 UC-12F  option C-12F for the US Navy.
 C-12J  aircraft for the US National Guard based on the Model 1900C Airliner with the ability to accommodate 19 passengers.
 C-12L Huron  designation of the first three RU-21J with Guardrail systems removed, used as a general-purpose transport aircraft.
 UC-12M  designation of aircraft of the standard according to which the UC-1987B and UC-12F of the US Navy were upgraded in 12, two of them were reequipped as RC-12M vehicles for monitoring the Pacific missile test site.
 C-12R Huron  Model B200C for the reserve of the US Army and the US National Guard was equipped with a cabin with electronic flight information system.


C-12 Huron characteristics:

Modification   C-12C
Wingspan, m   16.61
Aircraft Length m   13.34
Height, m   4.57
Wing area, m2   28.15
Weight, kg  
  empty aircraft   3318
  maximum take-off   5670
Domestic fuel l   1461 + optional 598
engine's type   Two Pratt Whitney Canada PT2A-6 HDD
power, kWt   X 2 634
Maximum speed km / h   536
Cruising speed, km / h   503
Practical range, km   3495
Range, km   2935
Practical ceiling, m   9450
Crew   2
Payload:   13 passengers or 907 kg of cargo



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