Chase YC-122 Avitruc

Chase YC-122 Avitruc

was a military transport aircraft produced in limited numbers in the United States in the late 1940s, initially as a glider, but definitively in powered form. It design was based on the CG-14 cargo glider but was substantially larger and featured all-metal construction.

Role : Military transport aircraft
Manufacturer : Chase
Designed by : Michael Stroukoff
First flight : 18 December 1947
Produced : 1947–1953
Number built : 18
Developed from : Chase CG-14
Developed into : Hiller X-18
Variants

  • XCG-14B/XCG-18A
  • XG-18A
  • YC-122
    • YC-122A
    • YC-122
    • YC-122C

Chase YC-122 Avitruc Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two pilots
  • Capacity: 30 troops or 24 stretchers or cargo
  • Length: 61 ft 8 in (18.80 m)
  • Wingspan: 95 ft 8 in (29.16 m)
  • Gross weight: 32,000 lb (14,515 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-1820-101, 1,425 hp (1,063 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 mph (354 km/h)
  • Range: 2,900 miles (4,667 km)
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