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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - 208 CARAVAN
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 600 shp P&W Canada PT6A turboprop
Speed: 350 kph, 217mph mph
Range: 1 870km, 1,162miles
Seats: 1+13
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

208 Caravan

Status: Current
Manufacturer: Cessna
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Light Tranport
 
Description:

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.


Images:

Cessna 208 3001 at AFB Ysterplaat 5 October 2005. Cessna 208 3003. Cessna 208 ZS-MLR in 1990, later becoming 3012. SAAF Cessna 208 on a UN mission.