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Posted: Aug 31 2008, 03:27 PM
82% Armaments Designer
Member No.: 11
Joined: 10-April 07
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.
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
Cost: $175 million
Variants: X.31 Kondor - Prototype; COT.31A Kondor - Production model
A Furore Normannorum Libera Nos Domine
-English Monk, ca 830
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-US Air Force Manual
"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."
-US Army Infantry Journal
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Posted: Oct 5 2008, 08:30 PM
88% Armaments Designer
Member No.: 42
Joined: 12-April 07
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