The C-12F twin turboprop aircraft provides operational support airlift of passengers and cargo.
The plane is a military version of the Beechcraft Super King Air B200C. With a crew of two, the C-12F can carry up to eight passengers and has a cargo capacity of 56 cubic feet (1.6 cubic meters). In addition to carrying passengers and cargo, the aircraft can transport patients on medical evacuation litters. The plane is equipped with weather radar, autopilot, tactical air navigation (TACAN) equipment and high frequency, very high frequency and ultra high frequency radios for increased safety and operational capability. It has a retractable tricycle landing gear, steerable nose wheel and four-bladed propellers.
Primary Function: Passenger and cargo airlift
Contractor: Raytheon Aircraft Company (Formally Beech Aircraft)
Unit Cost: $2 million
Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-42 turboprop engines; 850 shaft horsepower each
Length: 43 feet 10 (13.3 meters)
Height : 15 feet (4.57 meters)
Weight: Max. gross, take-off: 15,000 lbs (6,750 kg)
Wing Span: 54 feet, 6 inches (16.52 meters)
Cruising Speed: Max.: 336 mph, 544 km. per hour)
Ceiling: 35,000 feet (10,668 meters)
Range: 1,974 nautical miles (3,658 km)
Date deployed: 1994