PC6T

PILATUS Chiricahua

Aircraft
Name
Chiricahua
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
High wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
L
APC
A
Type Code
L1T
Engine
Turboprop
Engine Count
Single
Position
Nose mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle fixed
Manufacturered as
PILATUS PC-6B Turbo-Porter
PILATUS Chiricahua
PILATUS PC-6A Turbo-Porter
PILATUS PC-6C Turbo-Porter
PILATUS Turbo-Porter
PILATUS UV-20 Chiricahua
FAIRCHILD (1) PC-6 Heli-Porter
FAIRCHILD (1) Heli-Porter
FAIRCHILD HILLER Peacemaker
FAIRCHILD HILLER PC-6 Heli-Porter
FAIRCHILD HILLER AU-23 Peacemaker
FAIRCHILD HILLER Heli-Porter

PC6T

Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility transport aircraft. In service since 1965. Turboprop development of PC-6 Porter. First flight in 1959. Replaced by PC-6/B2-H2 in 1970. Current version PC-6/B2-H4 with increased max. take-off weight, revised wingtips, strengthened airframe structure and improved gear. Also used by military as troop-transporter and ambulance aircraft. US Army type UV-20 Chiricahuas. Licence production by FAIRCHILD, United States, as PC-6 Heli-Porter and UA-23 Peacemaker.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
15.90 m
Length (metric)
10.90 m
Height (metric)
3.20 m
Powerplant

1 x 550 SHP P&W PT6A-27 turboprop with 3 blade propeller.

Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
197 m
MTOW
2800 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
940 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
115 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
250
Range
870 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
127 m

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