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C-146A Wolfhound

C-146A

C-146A

Mission 
The C-146A Wolfhound’s primary mission is to provide U.S. Special Operations Command flexible, responsive and operational movement of small teams needed in support of Theater Special Operations Commands.  Airlift missions are conducted by Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to prepared and semi-prepared airfields around the world. 

Features 
The C-146A is a twin-engine, high-wing aircraft equipped with a configurable cabin capable of various passenger  and cargo combinations, as well as casualty evacuation missions. The aircraft can carry a maximum of 27 passengers or 6,000 pounds of cargo, or up to four litter patients. 

Background 
The C-146A is the military version of the Dornier 328 turboprop commuter airliner modified to permit cargo and missions. The aircraft has been continuously deployed since October 2011. It currently supports overseas contingency operations across four geographic combatant commands.

General characteristics 
Primary function: flexible, rapid, intra-theater mobility for special operations forces 
Builder: Dornier 
Power plant: two Pratt & Whitney PW119C turboprop engines 
Thrust: 2,282 max takeoff shaft horsepower per engine 
Wingspan: 68 feet 10 inches (20.98 meters) 
Length: 69 feet 10 inches (21.29 meters) 
Height: 23 feet 9 inches (7.24 meters) 
Speed: 270 knots (310 mph or 500 km/h) 
Range: Approximately 1,500 nautical miles with 2,000 pounds of cargo 
Ceiling: 31,000 feet 
Maximum takeoff weight: 30,843 pounds 
Armament: n/a 
Crew: two pilots and one loadmaster 
Unit cost: $17.6 million 
Inventory: active duty, 20; Reserve, 0; ANG, 0 

(Current as of July 2017)







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