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C-212-400, Spain

Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Introduction
The CASA C-212 Aviocar is a turboprop-powered STOL medium transport aircraft
designed and built in Spain for civil and military use.
EADS CASA, based in Madrid, supplied more than 478 C-212 aircraft to 92 operators
worldwide, including the Spanish and Portuguese Air Forces by the end of 2008.
The C-212-400 aircraft can carry out an eight-hour patrol and cover a distance of
1,000nm.
The aircraft has excellent low speed and low altitude maneuverability for surveillance
missions and dissuasion operations and is also optimized for operation in high altitude
and high temperature climatic conditions.

Design
The 400 series aircraft are fitted with a new version of the TPE-331 turboprop engine
which maintains the take-off power under high altitude and high temperature climatic
conditions.
The two Honeywell TPE-331-12JR engines each provide a take-off power of 925shp
(690kW).
The single pressure refuelling point has been repositioned to the starboard main wheel
fairing in the Series 400 to provide easier on-ground operations.
Four integral wing tanks carry 1,600kg of fuel.

Features
Machine guns or rocket pods can be mounted on hardpoints on the port and starboard
sides of the fuselage that are each rated to carry a maximum load of 250kg.
C-212-400 can be configured for maritime patrol, with mission workstations and two
observer stations in the main cabin.
A 360 scan search radar is fitted in a radome on the underside of the fuselage on the
Patrullero version of the aircraft.
The maritime patrol aircraft is fitted with satellite data transmission, a photographic
camera with position and time recorder and automatic flight navigation with prerecorded search patterns.

Flight deck & Cabin


The aircraft is equipped with a new avionics suite including electronic flight instruments
(EFIS) with four CRT displays, an integrated engine data system (IEDS) with two colour
liquid crystal displays and a warning indication system.
The systems include a Rockwell Collins voice over recorder (VOR)/Instrument Landing
System (ILS), VHF omnidirectional radio ranger, linked to the ILS; an automatic
direction finder navigation aid (ADF); distance measuring equipment (DME); radio
altimeter; an automatic flight control system developed by Honeywell; a marker beacon
receiver supplied by Dorne and Margolin of New York; and a Fairchild flight data
recorder.
The 400 series also has a global positioning receiver incorporated in the flight
management system.

Specifications
General characteristics

Crew: Two (pilot and co-pilot)


Capacity: 26 passengers (civil version), 24 paratroops or 2,700 kg (5,952 lb) cargo
Length: 16.20 m (53 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 20.28 m (66 ft 6 in)
Height: 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 41.0 m (441 ft)
Empty weight: 3,780 kg (8,333 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 7,700 kg (16,975 lb)

Performance

Maximum speed:
370 km/h (200 kts, 230 mph)
Cruise speed: 300 km/h (162 knots, 186 mph) (econ cruise)
Stall speed: 145 km/h (78 knots, 90 mph)
Range: 1,811 km (978 nmi, 1,125 miles) econ cruise, max fuel
Service ceiling: 7,925 m (26,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 8.3 m/s (1,630 ft/min)

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CASA_C-212_Aviocar
http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/c212/
http://militaryaircraft-airbusds.com/Aircraft/C212/C212About.aspx
http://militaryaircraftairbusds.com/PressCenter/LatestNews/TabId/176/ArtMID/681/ArticleID/
246/Airbus-Military-delivers-last-C212-400-assembled-in-Spain-Thedelivery-of-this-aircraft-marks-moment-of-Spanish-aviation-history.aspx

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