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Pilatus PC-9M Advanced Trainer Aircraft

Role

Basic or Advanced trainer aircraft

Crew

Two (pilot and co-pilot)

Country

Switzerland

Maiden flight

May 1984

Entry into service

2004

Numbers built

250

Length

10.18m

Height

3.26m

Wingspan

10.11m

Wing area

16.28m²

Empty weight

1,781kg

Maximum take-off weight

2,350kg (Aerobatic), 3,200kg (Utility)

Loaded weight

2,250kg

Type

Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-62 turboprop engine

Number of engines

One

Power capacity

857kW

Maximum speed

593km/h

Cruise speed

552km/h

Stall speed

143km/h

Range

1,593km

Service ceiling

11,580m

Rate of climb

19.7m/s

Take-off distance

397m

Landing distance

687m

Endurance

4 hours 30 minutes

Type

2 x Rocket Pods - Holding x 2.75” (70mm) ‘FN LAU 7’ Folding Fin Aerial Rockets, 2 x .5” FN HMG - Each gun with a 250 round belt

Manufacturer

Pilatus Aircraft Limited

Operators

Swiss Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, and Royal Thai Air Force

Contractors/suppliers

Engine: Pratt & Whitney Canada Propeller: Hartzell Cockpit Seats: Martin Baker
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