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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - C 212 AVIOCAR
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 2 x 900 shp Garret Airesearch turboprops
Speed: 365 kph, 227mph mph
Range: 1 760km, 1,094miles
Seats: 2+25
Length: 16.15m, 53ft
Span: 20.28m, 6ft 6in
Empty Weight: 3 780kg, 8,333lb
Max T/O Weight: 7 700kg, 16,975lb
Period of Service: 1994 - Current

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
44 Squadron

Attrition:
3 incidents recorded

C 212 Aviocar

Status: Current
Manufacturer: CASA
Country of Manufacture: Spain
Role: Light Tranport
 
Description:

The Aviocar fleet as inherited in 1994 from the air wings of the former Bophuthatswana (1, 1985), Transkei (2, 1986) and Venda (2, 1988).

It is a short-take-off and landing aircraft with a rough field capability, high wings and a fixed landing gear. The C212 was designed as a C47 replacement and has been called a scaled-down C130. The C212 can take off from fields as short as 400m.


Images:

CASA 212-300 8021 in 1997. CASA 212M-200 8010 in 2004. Casa 212-300 8020 of 86 MEFS. The aircraft is ex-Venda DF VDF-040. CASA 212-300 8020 in 2002. CASA 212-200 (T-300) of the Bop Airwing. The aircraft is now SAAF 8011. CASA 212-200 (T-300) of the Bop Airwing in 1994. The aircraft is now SAAF 8011.