zIFBoards - Free Forum Hosting
Join the millions that use us for their forum communities. Create your own forum today.

Learn More · Register Now
Welcome to Nsdraftroom. We hope you enjoy your visit.

You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.

Join our community!

If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:

Name:   Password:


 COT.31 Kondor strategic transport
Posted: Aug 31 2008, 03:27 PM

82% Armaments Designer

Group: Members
Posts: 1,645
Member No.: 11
Joined: 10-April 07

COT.31 Kondor

user posted image

Discussion Thread

The COT.31 Kondor is a strategic transport aircraft that is currently serving as the principal strategic transport aircraft in the Royal Cottish Air Force's transport fleet. With almost nine thousand airframes delivered to the Royal Cottish Air Force over the past nine years, the Kondor has proven itself to be a dependable and maintenance-friendly aircraft capable of hauling large loads over great distances. The Kondor was based on the highly successful An-124 Ruslan, and has borrowed several design features from the An-124 such as the ability to land on improvised and uneven landing strips and landing strips made of grass. With final delivery to the Royal Cottish Military now being complete (including one extra aircraft ordered to replace the one shot down by Kahanistan last year), the COT.31 Kondor has now been released for general export.

General Characteristics
Crew: 6 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, 3x crew chiefs)
Passenger: Up to 88 in upper rear passenger compartment + up to 180 paratroopers/60 litters and 20 medics in cargo hold
Length: 69 meters
Wingspan: 73.3 meters
Fuselage Height: 9.8 meters
Fuselage Width: 9.4 meters
Weight (Empty): 163 700 kg
Weight (Loaded): 382 000 kg
Weight (Max Take-Off): 405 000 kg
Weight (Internal Fuel): 213 500 kg
Power Plant: Four CotMotor CTFE-8F-2007 turbofans
Thrust: 108 000 kg-f (1 059.12 kN) total
Take-Off Run: 2 520 meters
Landing Run: 1 900 meters

Max Speed: 900 km/h (Mach 0.75)
Combat Radius: 4 500 km
Ferry Range: 16 500 km
Service Ceiling: 12 000 meters
Rate of Climb: 420 meters per minute
Thrust/Weight Ratio: 0.66:1 (empty); 0.28:1 (standard load) 0.27:1 (max take-off)
Max Cargo Payload: 180 000 kg (peacetime limit); 200 000 kg (max wartime limit, requires an additional 1 200 meter takeoff run)

Avionics: Mk.557 Radar Warning Receiver, Mk.559 Laser Warning Receiver, StridsNett encrypted two-way data uplink, Mk.601 Infrared Jammer, Fly-by-Wire, TCAS, Mk.523 Weather Radar
Chaff: 240
Flares: 240
Cost: $175 million
Variants: X.31 Kondor - Prototype; COT.31A Kondor - Production model

A Furore Normannorum Libera Nos Domine
-English Monk, ca 830
"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."
-US Air Force Manual
"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."
-US Army Infantry Journal
"Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain."
-Vladimir Putin
Posted: Oct 5 2008, 08:30 PM

90% Armaments Designer

Group: Members
Posts: 1,800
Member No.: 42
Joined: 12-April 07



The Empire of Layarteb
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:
« Next Oldest | CotWep Export Ltd. | Next Newest »
zIFBoards - Free Forum Hosting
Fully Featured & Customizable Free Forums
Learn More · Register Now

Topic Options

Hosted for free by zIFBoards* (Terms of Use: Updated 2/10/2010) | Powered by Invision Power Board v1.3 Final © 2003 IPS, Inc.
Page creation time: 0.0978 seconds | Archive