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Short 360

United Kingdom (1982)
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Type: Light Utility Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Short Brothers - UK
Production: 165

Just 165 of the robust Short Brothers Model 360 fixed-wing transports were produced from 1981 until 1991.

Detailing the development and operational history of the Short 360 Light Utility Transport Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 7/26/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (292mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
Relative Operational Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

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

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Length: 70.87 ft (21.6 m)
Width: 74.80 ft (22.80 m)
Height: 23.79 ft (7.25 m)
Empty Weight: 17,350 lb (7,870 kg)
MTOW: 27,117 lb (12,300 kg)

Installed Power
2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines developing 1,425 horsepower each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 292 mph (470 kph; 254 kts)
Maximum Range: 733 mi (1,180 km; 637 nm)
Service Ceiling: 20,013 ft (6,100 m; 3.79 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 955 ft/min (291 m/min)


Operators List
United States; Venezuela

Series Model Variants
• Model 360 - Base Series Designation.
• Model 360-100
• Model 360 Advanced
• Model 360-300
• Model 360-300F
• C-23 "Sherpa"