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The C-295 is a twin-engine tactical transport aircraft developed by the Spanish company Construccionnes Aeronáuticas SA (CASA), which is now part of EADS. The aircraft is a derived version of the CN-235 Transporter. The C295M can also take-off and land without paved runways.
Some characteristics of this aircraft are: high mounted wings, short take-off and land capacity and a maximum payload of 9250Kg. The aircraft only needs 320 meters for landing and 670m for take-off. With this, the C-295 is - just as the C-130 Hercules - good usable for crisis operations or during operational missions of supporting ground forces.
More than 66 airplanes have been ordered by 10 operators of which some of them;
|Last updated: August 7, 2010|