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Indonesian Aerospace N-245

Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft

Indonesian Aerospace N-245

Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft

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OVERVIEW



The N-245 is another under-development aircraft venture by Indonesian Aerospace for the military sphere.
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ORIGIN: Indonesia
YEAR: 2020
MANUFACTURER(S): Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) - Indonesia
PRODUCTION: 0
OPERATORS: Indonesia (planned)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 73.82 feet (22.5 meters)
WIDTH: 85.30 feet (26 meters)
HEIGHT: 26.90 feet (8.2 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 22,046 pounds (10,000 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 35,274 pounds (16,000 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines of unknown model and output driving four-bladed propeller units.
SPEED (MAX): 280 miles-per-hour (450 kilometers-per-hour; 243 knots)
RANGE: 2,734 miles (4,400 kilometers; 2,376 nautical miles)
CEILING: 26,247 feet (8,000 meters; 4.97 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,800 feet-per-minute (549 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• N-245 - Base Series Designation.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 6/22/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
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.




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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (280mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
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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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