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Dornier C-146 Wolfhound


Special Missions Support (2000)


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The C-146 Wolfhound is a United States military conversion of the Dornier Do 328 turboprop regional airliner from Germany and used to support Special Operations missions.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 12/16/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
The twin-engined, civilian market Dornier Do 328 turboprop regional airliner serves as the basis for the United State military's C-146 "Wolfhound" transport. The modified aircraft is used by United States Special Operations COMmand (U.S. SOCOM) in the frontline transport role, conducting various missions in support of special forces actions. The series has been in constant service with the branch since October 2011 and continues to play an integral role in operations throughout the world.

The aircraft retains much of the form and function that makes the Model 328 a commercial success. It relies on two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW119C series turboprop engines driving multi-blade propeller units to achieve the necessary performance and has inherently excellent short-field/rough-field traits, allowing it to serve from prepared and unprepared runaways as needed. The high-wing mounting of the mainplane provides the necessary lift-versus-drag, enhancing these traits. The operating crew of two sit side-by-side at the cockpit which is aft of a short, sloped nosecone assembly offering excellent vision. Beyond this, the airframe relies on a proven T-style tailplane arrangement and short-legged tricycle landing gear.

Internally, the aircraft can be arranged to haul passengers (up to twenty-seven) or cargo (rated up to 6,000lb) or a mix of the two. Various cargo configurations are available for modularity and mission flexibility. Additionally, the platform can be outfitted to undertake the MEDEVAC role and ferry wounded elements out of harm's way and towards safety and medical care (up to four litters can he ferried). A dedicated loadmaster crewmember manages the hold and its contents.

Each engine outputs 2,282 horsepower allowing the aircraft to reach speeds of 310 miles-per-hour and range out to 1,500 nautical miles. Its service ceiling is 31,000 feet.

Currently (2021), US SOCOM makes use of twenty C-146A models in active service, these currently being operated across four primary commands around the world.

Specifications



Service Year
2000

Origin
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Germany

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
3

Production
20
UNITS


Dornier - Germany
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special-Mission: MEDical EVACuation (MEDEVAC)
Extraction of wounded combat or civilian elements by way of specialized onboard equipment and available internal volume or external carrying capability.
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Special Forces
Serving Special Forces / Special Operations elements and missions.


Length
69.7 ft
(21.25 m)
Width/Span
68.9 ft
(21.00 m)
Height
23.1 ft
(7.05 m)
Empty Wgt
20,062 lb
(9,100 kg)
MTOW
30,865 lb
(14,000 kg)
Wgt Diff
+10,803 lb
(+4,900 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Dornier C-146 Wolfhound production variant)
Installed: 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW119C turboprop engines developing 2,180 horsepower each driving six-bladed propeller units.
Max Speed
217 mph
(350 kph | 189 kts)
Ceiling
31,168 ft
(9,500 m | 6 mi)
Range
1,153 mi
(1,855 km | 3,435 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Dornier C-146 Wolfhound production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None. Support for up to 27 passengers or 6,000lb of internally-held cargo. Also four patient litters when used in the MEDEVAC role.


C-146 "Wolfhound" - Base Series Designation; based in the Dornier 328 turboprop airliner series.


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