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IAI Arava (Willow)

STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Transport Aircraft

IAI Arava (Willow)

STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Transport Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



Over 100 of the Israeli Arava were produced from 1972 to 1988 and these fielded across multiple foreign air forces.
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ORIGIN: Israel
YEAR: 1973
MANUFACTURER(S): Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) - Israel
PRODUCTION: 103
OPERATORS: Argentina; Bolivia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Israel; Liberia; Mexico; Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea; Swaziland; Thailand; Venezuela
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the IAI Arava (Willow) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 41.67 feet (12.7 meters)
WIDTH: 68.90 feet (21 meters)
HEIGHT: 17.06 feet (5.2 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 8,818 pounds (4,000 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 14,991 pounds (6,800 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop engines developing 750 horsepower each.
SPEED (MAX): 202 miles-per-hour (325 kilometers-per-hour; 175 knots)
RANGE: 656 miles (1,055 kilometers; 570 nautical miles)
CEILING: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters; 4.73 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,300 feet-per-minute (396 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None. Hold used for 16 airborne troopers or 24 infantry.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Arava 101 - Base passenger transport
• Arava 102 - Passenger airliner variant
• Arava 102B - Transport variant
• Arava 201 - Militarized troop transport variant
• Arava 202 - Militarized transport with lengthened fuselage and revised wing assemblies.






MEDIA







Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (202mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the IAI Arava (Willow)'s operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue