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TC-12 Huron trainer

 
Description
The TC-12 is a Navy training aircraft for advanced multi-engine turbo-prop pilot training.

 
Features
The TC-12B "Huron" is a twin-engine, pressurized, Super King Air 200 manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas. The monoplane is used for advanced turboprop aircraft training at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. The aircraft is equipped with Very-High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) radio, Automatic Direction finding (ADF), Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN), auto-pilot and anti-icing systems. The interior includes a seating arrangement for an instructor pilot (right seat) and a student pilot (left seat) along with a cargo area and additional seating for up to seven passengers. A distinguishing feature of the aircraft is the T-shaped tail. The TC-12 is powered by two 850 shaft horsepower (shp) PT-6A-41 turboprop engines, manufactured by Pratt & Whitney of Canada. The aircraft is maintained by Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), via a competitively awarded maintenance contract. The program is in post-production and will sundown in Fiscal Year 2017.
 
Point Of Contact
Naval Air Systems Command
PEO (T) Public Affairs Officer
47123 Buse Road, Bldg. 2272, Rm. 454
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547
(301)757-7171
 
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Multi-engine aircraft trainer and passenger/cargo airlift.
Contractor: Beech Aircraft Corporation.
Date Deployed: First operational flight, October 1999.
Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-41 turboprop engines; 850 shp each.
Length: 43 feet 10 (13.3 meters).
Height: 15 feet (4.57 meters).
Wingspan: 54 feet 6 inches (16.61 meters).
Airspeed: Take-off max gross, 15,000 lbs (6,750 kg); empty, 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg).
Ceiling: 35,000 feet (10,668 meters).
Range: Max 1,974 nautical miles (3,658 km).
Crew: Two (instructor pilot, student pilot).
Armament: None.
 
Last Update: 4 October 2016