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by The Empire of Korrodos. . 16 reads.

Korrodosian Aviation Company CT-84 “Puddle Jumper”

Abstract: The Korrodosian Imperial Marine Corps 1965 tender for an advanced light air platform resulted in the purchase of the production rights for the Canidair CL-84. Designated the CT-84, the program mirrored the procurement of the similar, but larger C-142. The KAC purchased five prototypes from the original manufacturer, with in service squadrons beginning to stand up in 1970. The aircraft is used in a wide number of roles, including CSAR, Forward Air Control, COIN, Troop Transport and Maritime Patrol and Shipborne ASW.

Crew: 2
Capacity: 12 passengers
Length: 47 ft 3.5 in (14.415 m)
Wingspan: 34 ft 4 in (10.46 m)
Height: 14 ft 3 in (4.34 m)
Wing area: 233.3 sq ft (21.67 m2)
Airfoil: NACA 633-418
Empty weight: 8,417 lb (3,818 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 14,500 lb (6,577 kg) (STOL), 12,600 lb (5,710 kg) (VTOL)
Maximum width over propeller tips:34 ft 8 in (10.56 m)
Maximum height over propellers during wing tilt: 17 ft 1˝ in (5.22 m)
Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming T53 shaft-turbines, 1,500 shp (1,100 kW) each
Main rotor diameter: 14 ft 0 in (4.27 m)
Propellers: 4-bladed, 14 ft 0 in (4.27 m) diameter
Performance

Maximum speed: 321 mph (517 km/h; 279 kn)
Cruise speed: 301 mph (262 kn; 484 km/h)
Never exceed speed: 415 mph (361 kn; 668 km/h)
Range: 421 mi (366 nmi; 678 km) with max wing fuel, VTOL, & 10% reserves
Rate of climb: 4,200 ft/min (21 m/s)
Disk loading: 195 kg/m˛
Power loading: 1.35 kg/kW

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