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IAI Arava (Willow)

Israel (1973)
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Origin: Israel
Year: 1973
Type: STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) - Israel
Production: 103


Over 100 of the Israeli Arava were produced from 1972 to 1988 and these fielded across multiple foreign air forces.


Detailing the development and operational history of the IAI Arava (Willow) STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Transport Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 6/10/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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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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Aviation Era
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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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Global Operators:
Argentina; Bolivia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Israel; Liberia; Mexico; Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea; Swaziland; Thailand; Venezuela
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the IAI Arava (Willow) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
41.67 ft


Meters
12.7 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
68.90 ft


Meters
21 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
17.06 ft


Meters
5.2 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
8,818 lb


Kilograms
4,000 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
14,991 lb


Kilograms
6,800 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop engines developing 750 horsepower each.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
202 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
325 kph


Knots
175 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
656 mi


Kilometers
1,055 km


Nautical Miles
570 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
25,000 ft


Meters
7,620 m


Miles
4.73 mi


Performance
CLIMB RATE


Feet-per-Minute
1,300 ft/min


Meters-per-Minute
396 m/min

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

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.