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C-160 Transall  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1967
Maiden Flight: 25 February 1963
Total Production: 202
Also Known As: C-160D, C-160F, C-160G Gabriel, C-160H Astarte, C-160NG, C-160T and C-160Z
Origin: France 50% and Germany 50%
Parent System: C-160 Transall
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1967
Maiden Flight: 25 February 1963
Total Production: 202
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Description: The C-160 Transall is a tactical military transport aircraft developed in partnership 50/50 by France and Germany in the 1960s through the Transall Allianz consortium. The first prototype took to the air in 1963 followed by first deliveries in 1967. Production ceased in 1972 with 169 aircraft delivered to Germany (110), France (50) and South Africa (9). Production was restarted between 1981 and 1985 to deliver 33 C-160NG (Next-Generation) to France (29) and Indonesia (4). Turkey took delivery of 20 ex-German C-160s. The surviving aircraft in German and French air forces were upgraded in the 1990s to extend their service life until their replacement by the Airbus A400M aircraft.

The C-160 aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce Tyne turboprops, each rated at 6,000-shp, driving four-bladed propellers. The aircraft is able to transport a 16t payload at ranges of 1,800 km or an eight-ton payload at ranges of 5,000 kilometers. The C-160 can transport personnel, equipment, military vehicles, artillery and paratroops. The C-160G Gabriel is a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) variant. C-160H Astarte is a submarine communications relay aircraft utilized by the French Navy. The upgraded C-160NG features a fixed refueling probe and can be converted to air refueling tanker aircraft.

C-160 Transall Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 2
Paratroops: 68
Propeller Blades: 4
Stretchers: 62
Troops: 93
Wing Area: 160 square meter (1,723 square foot)
Height: 11.7 meter (38.2 foot)
Length: 32.4 meter (106 foot)
Wingspan: 40 meter (131 foot)
Ceiling: 27,000 foot (8,230 meter)
Ferry Range: 8,850 kilometer
Max Range: 1,853 kilometer (1,001 nautical mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 715 meter
Max Power at TakeOff: 12,000 shp (8,952 kW)
Climb Rate: 1,300 fpm (6.63 mps)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 513 kph (277 KTAS)
Cargo: 16 ton
Max Takeoff Weight: 51,000 kilogram (112,434 pound)
Operational Weight: 29,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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C-160 Transall News

There are 4 news between
10 Jan 2005 and 18 Mar 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011ParaLander Ram-Air Cargo Parachute System Receives Operational Certification
Friday, April 18, 2008French Army Takes Delivery of First Small Protected Vehicles
Tuesday, November 6, 2007TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Display Tested Successfully onboard C-160 Transall
Monday, January 10, 2005Belgium Becomes Dingo 2 Largest Operator

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