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C-12 HURON
Aircraft Model: C-12 Huron
 
Aircraft Type: Logisitcs Support
 
Fly During Show: No
 
Display Open To Public: Yes
 
Web Site: www.navy.mil
C-12 Huron
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Description

Twin-engine logistics aircraft carrying passengers and cargo between military installations.

Features

The C-12 Huron is the military variant of the commercial King Air aircraft series manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft Corporation. It is an all-metal, low wing, T-Tail monoplane with two turboprop engines. The UC-12B variant is powered by two PT6A-41 engines while the UC-12F/M models are powered by PT6A-42s. The flight deck and cabin are pressurized for high-altitude flight. This aircraft incorporates a cargo door with an integral airstair door to permit easy entry and egress. With an effective payload capacity of up to 4,215 pounds, the cabin can readily be configured to accommodate passengers, cargo, or both.

General Characteristics

Primary Function: Light passenger and cargo airlift.
Contractor: Raytheon Aircraft Company (Formally Beech Aircraft).
Date Deployed: 1994.
Unit Cost: $6 million.
Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-1 (UC-12B) and PT6A-42 (UC-12F/M) turboprop engines; each deliver 850 shaft horsepower each.
Length: 43 feet 10 inches (13.3 meters).
Height: 15 feet (4.57 meters).
Weight: Max. gross, take-off: 13,500 lbs.
Airspeed: Max.: 294 knots (334 mph, 544 kph).
Ceiling: 35,000 feet (10,668 meters).
Range: 1,974 nautical miles (3,658 km).
Crew: Two.

Photo courtesy Tom Hildreth and information courtesy of the United States Navy

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