Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft
The N-245 is another under-development aircraft venture by Indonesian Aerospace for the military sphere.
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Credit: Image from Indonesian Aerospace marketing material; N-235 aircraft pictured.
For decades the nation of Indonesia has operated the Spanish CASA C-235 high-winged transport at both the civilian and military levels. With a renewal of initiative in its aerospace sector, it was only natural then that the country moved to local production of the proven and globally-popular series - though with modifications to suit local requirements. This has spawned the "N-245" product by Indonesian Aerospace and the aircraft remains in development as of this writing.
Development of the N-245 began in 2016. Now firmly with government backing, a first-flight of a prototype is tentatively scheduled for 2019.
The N-245 is essentially an offshoot of the Spanish design, retaining all of the form and function of the original save for a lengthened fuselage, all-new T-style tail unit and a shift to Pratt & Whitney engines. It seats fifty passengers and sports a crew of two. Power is from two engines, these underslung at each wing mainplane. With the high-mounted wings, the N-245 is set to have excellent Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities as well as good short-field/rough-field performance and "hot-and-high" abilities. The series is intended primarily for military service and will feature systems common to military transport types (though it will lack the rear-loading ramp of the C-235). Power is from 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines, these readily available in the region and offered at a good price.
[ 0 Units ] : Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) - Indonesia
- Commercial Market
- Search and Rescue (SAR)
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
- Special Forces
73.82 ft (22.5 m)
85.30 ft (26 m)
26.90 ft (8.2 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 production model)
22,046 lb (10,000 kg)
35,274 lb (16,000 kg)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 production model)
2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines of unknown model and output driving four-bladed propeller units.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 production model)
280 mph (450 kph; 243 kts)
26,247 feet (8,000 m; 4.97 miles)
2,734 miles (4,400 km; 2,376 nm)
1,800 ft/min (549 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 production model)
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