Pilatus Pc-7 Military Trainer Aircraft
The Pilatus PC-7 is a Swiss made turboprop basic trainer based on the earlier piston engined Pilatus P-3, it went into production in late 1978, to date more than 450 aircraft have been produced. The prime operator of the Pilatus PC-7 is the Swiss Air Force but the aircraft it in operation with in excess of 20 air forces world wide. The picture below depicts a Pilatus PC-7 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force who have operated thirteen PC-7 aircraft since 1989. The PC-7 is provided with six hard-points are provided for weapon training and counter-insurgency use.
|Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer Specifications: |
- Length: 9.78 m (32 ft 1 in)
- Wingspan: 10.40 m (34 ft 1 in)
- Height: 3.21 m (10 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 16.60 m² (179.0 ft²)
- Empty weight: 1,330 kg (2,932 lb)
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2,700 kg (5,952 lb)
- Engines: Single 410 kW (550 shp)Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25A turboprop engine
- Maximum speed: 412 km/h (222 knots, 256 mph)
- Stall speed: 119 km/h (64 knots, 74 mph)
- Range: 2,630 km (1,420 nmi, 1,634 mi)
- Service ceiling: 10,060 m (33,000 ft)
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer Armament:
- Six hardpoints provided for bombs or rockets up to 1,040 kg (2,294 lb)
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