Northrop C-125 Raider. Specifications. A photo.
Northrop C-125 Raider. Specifications. A photo.

Northrop C-125 Raider. Specifications. A photo.


Northrop C-125 Raider - Multipurpose combi aircraft, developed in the year 1949 «Northrop Corporation» American Aircraft Corporation.


Photo Northrop C-125 Raider


American aeronautical engineer started designing Northrop C-125 Raider multipurpose aircraft in mid-40-ies of the last century. The new aircraft has been very costly in terms of its implementation, however, thanks to the optimization of its flight-technical characteristics, the project was able to expand the scope of their immediate use, so that has been applied in both civil and military aviation.

The fuselage of the aircraft Northrop C-125 Raider has a large size that allows you to place on board the aircraft larger loads or to transport large numbers of people, which was very popular in each of the individual aviation sector, however, to the greatest extent, the plane Northrop C -125 Raider gained popularity in the military sphere of its use.


Northrop C-125 Raider photo


The multipurpose aircraft Northrop C-125 Raider made its first flight in August 1949, and since the preliminary tests did not reveal any deviations from the parameters set by the aircraft manufacturers from the corporation "Northrop Corporation", the aircraft was able to successfully complete all the required tests, and at the end of that The same year the aircraft entered mass production, where it was only about a year. For a very short period of production, American aircraft builders built 23 aircraft of this model, of which, up to now, it is known about the existence of at least two copies of this aircraft.


Aircraft Northrop C-125 Raider


The Northrop C-125 Raider can carry up to 30 people on board, including, in addition to the four crew members, also 26 passengers, which is very acceptable, especially considering the fact that this aircraft has a long flight range. Among other things, the Northrop C-125 Raider aircraft can also carry up to 7,5 tons of payload on its board, which also turned out to be in great demand both in civil aviation and in the military, especially since the operation of this aircraft was not costly for the direct operators.

Multi-purpose vehicle model Northrop C-125 Raider is equipped with a power ustanvokoy piston type, consisting of three engines brands Wright R-1820-99 Cyclone, each of which had its own thrust in 1200 hp, and ensures greater lifting power the aircraft. The maximum of the aircraft airspeed is 340 km \ h., While the maximum flight distance is limited to a distance of thousands of kilometers 3.

There are three main versions of the aircraft of this model:

  • Northrop C-125 Raider - civil production version of the aircraft;
  • Northrop YC-125A Raider - The military version of the aircraft;
  • Northrop YC-125B Raider - An improved version of the aircraft.


Specifications Northrop C-125 Raider.


  • Crew: 4 person;
  • Passenger: 26 people;
  • aircraft Length: 20,45 m .;
  • Wingspan: 26,4 m .;
  • Plane Height: 7,04 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 9870 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 7500 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 19000 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 270 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 340 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 3 x Wright R-1820-99 Cyclone;
  • Power: 3 x 1200 hp


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