THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - 208 CARAVAN
Powerplant: 1 x 600 shp P&W Canada PT6A turboprop
Speed: 350 kph, 217mph mph
Range: 1 870km, 1,162miles
Length: 11.46m, 37ft 7in
Span: 15.90m, 1ft 1in
Empty Weight: 1 752kg, 3,862lb
Max T/O Weight: 3 629kg, 8,000lb
Period of Service: 1988 - Current
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Light Tranport
The Caravan is a single-engine, fixed gear short-haul regional and utility aircraft. It typically seats nine passengers, with a one-person crew.
The SAAF acquired the type in 1988. They were first operated with civilian registration (ZS-) numbers.