C-12 Huron Profile

C-12 Huron Profile

The Beechcraft C-12 Huron is the military designation for a series of twin-engine turboprop aircraft. C-12 Huron duty as embassy support, medical evacuation, as well as passenger and light cargo transport.

Manufacturer : Beechcraft
Developed from : Beechcraft Super King Air
Role : Military utility aircraft
Status : Active service
Primary users : United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy
Unit cost : $6 million USD

The C-12 Huron

ased on the Beechcraft Super King Air and Beechcraft 1900. C-12 variants are used by the United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Navy and United States Marine Corps.

In 1974 The first C-12A models entered service with the Army used as a liaison and general personnel transport. The Air Force currently operates only 4 C-12Js. 3 are operated by the 459th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan and 1 by the Air Force Material Command from Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

C-12 Huron Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1–2
  • Capacity: 13 passengers
  • Length: 43 ft 9 in (13.34 m)
  • Wingspan: 54 ft 6 in (16.61 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)
  • Wing area: 303 ft² (28.2 m²)
  • Empty weight: 7,755 lb (3,520 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42 turboprops, 850 shp (635 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 333 mph (289 knots, 499 km/h) at 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
  • Range: 2,075 mi (1,800 nm, 3,338 km) with maximum fuel and 45 minute reserve
  • Service ceiling: 32,800 ft (10,700 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,450 ft/min (12.5 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 41.3 lb/ft² (201.6 kg/m²)
  • Fuel consumption: 0.1667 gal/mi
  • Power/mass: 0.14 hp/lb (220 W/kg)

 

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