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Korrodosian Aviation Company C-142 “Cargojumper”

C-142 Cargojumper

Role

Transport Aircraft/Assault

National origin

Korrodos

Manufacturer

Korrodosian Aviation Company

First flight

29 September 1964

Introduction

25 September 1970

Status

In service

Primary users

Korrodosian Imperial Gaurd
Aerospace Forces

Produced

1970-present

Number built

45,000+, plus
10 prototypes

Unit cost

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Variants

C-142B, C-142C, C-142D

Developed from

XC-142

Abstract:
The Imperial Marine Corps issued a requirement for an advanced medium transport in 1965. The LVT XC-142 was tendered and accepted following its successful transition from vertical to forward flight. The development of the aircraft was taken over by the Korrodosian Aviation Company, who purchased the licence and five prototypes from the LVT company. The KAC then constructed five additional prototypes, adding much research into the development of transitional aircraft over the next five years. In December of 1970 the first operational squadron, 1113th Medium Transitional Aircraft Squadron stood up. Continually upgraded by the various SOLAR (Special Operations and Low Altittiude Refit) programs the aircraft is still in wide spread service, being supplemented by the larger MV-44 Pegasus . This aircraft played a critical role in the acceptance of transitional aircraft in the Korrodosian Military, serving in distinction in the San Savlacion and San Escobar interventions.

Specifications

Crew: two - three (two pilots and loadmaster)
Capacity: 32 fully equipped troops or 24 litter patients and four attendants
Payload: 8,000 lb (3,336 kg)
Length: 58 ft 1 in (17.71 m)
Wingspan: 67 ft 6 in (20.60 m)
Height: 26 ft 1 in (7.95 m)
Wing area: 534.5 sq ft (49.67 m˛)
Empty weight: 22,595 lb (10,270 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 44,500 lb (20,227 kg) (STOL)
Powerplant: 4 × General Electric T64-GE-1 turboprop, 2,850 hp (2,126 kW) each
Performance

Maximum speed: 431 mph (375 knots, 694 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
Cruise speed: 288 mph (250 knots, 463 km/h) at sea level
Combat radius: 470 mi (409 nmi, 757 km)
Ferry range: 3,800 mi (3,300 nmi, 6,100 km)
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
Rate of climb: 6,800 ft/min (34.5 m/s)

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