Monday, April 12, 2010

XC-142


You want V/STOL?  You want a C-27 payload and range but with UH-60 versatility?  Well it was developed about 40 years ago but the concept was dropped.  I present to you the XC-142.


XC-142 General characteristics via Wikipedia
  • Crew: 2-3
  • Length: 58 ft 2 in (17.7 m)
  • Wingspan: 67 ft 6 in (20.6 m)
  • Height: 25 ft 8 in (7.8 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 41,500 lb (18,824 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4× General Electric T64 turboshaft, 3,080 hp (2,298 kW) each
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 400 mph (643 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 235 mph (378 km/h)
  • Range: 820 mi (1,319 km)
  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)

2 comments:

  1. Great photo. Haven't seen that one in years. I'd love to see this one flying: http://www.combatreform.org/VTOLgrumman698midairrecovery.jpg

    B. Bolsøy
    Oslo

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  2. Wow. Great find. I do wonder why all these great designs were just left for dead and not revived.

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