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Cessna 208 (Caravan)

Light Single-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Utility Aircraft

Cessna 208 (Caravan)

Light Single-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Utility Aircraft

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Overview



With over 2,500 units built, the Cessna Caravan continues to broaden its foothold across several key markets - both military and civilian.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1984
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Cessna Aircraft Company / Textron Aviation - USA
PRODUCTION: 2,500
OPERATORS: Afghanistan; Argentina; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Brazil; Cameroon; Chad; Chile; Colombia; Djibouti; Guatemala; Honduras; Iraq; Jordan; Lebanon; Kenya; Mauritania; Niger; Pakistan; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; South Africa; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; Untied States; Venezuela; Yemen
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Technical Specifications



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Cessna Model 208 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
POWER: 1 x Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A turboprop engine developing 675 horsepower driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
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Variants / Models



• Model 208 "Caravan" - Base Series Designation
• Model 208 Caravan 675
• Model 208A "Cargomaster"
• Model 208B "Grand Caravan"
• Model 208B "Grand Caravan EX"
• Model 208B "Super Cargomaster"
• "Caravan Amphibian"
• Soloy Pathfinder 21
• Model 850 "Caravan"
• Model 950 "Grand Caravan"
• "Blackhawk Caravan"
• "Supervan 900"
• XP42A (Upgrade)
• U-27A
• C-16
• C-98
• AC-208 "Combat Caravan"






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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
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (214mph).

Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
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Graph showcases the Cessna Model 208's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Unit Production (2,500)
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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Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
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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
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 pioneering aircraft
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 representing modern aircraft
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 War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.


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