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CASA C-295M

Photo ID 198881 by Adrian Stürmer. Czech Republic Air Force CASA C 295M, 0454
(C-295M): Medium-range, tactical transport.

The CASA/EADS C-295 series transport is a significant development from the earlier CASA CN-235. A 50% increase in payload capacity and newer engines place the C-295 in a great position for the light and medium transport aircraft market. Numerous versions of the C-295 exist to fill a number of roles from maritime patrol, modular transport and medical evacuation. Some examples can be refueled in-flight, while the majority do not feature such capability.

Currently, the C-295M is favored as a replacement for many of the world's aging Antonov transports as well as earlier CASA C-212 series aircraft. In many occasions the C-295 competes in direct opposition to the Lockheed/L-3 C-27J Spartan.
  • Country of Origin: Spain
  • First Flight: 11/28/97
  • Initial Service Date: 2001
  • No. Built: 57
  • No. In Service: 57 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 0
  • Crew: 2

Power:

2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G at 2,645 hp

Weapons:

The C-295M carries no weapons.

The C-295MPA 'Persuader' can be fitted with numerous ASW and attack munitions.

Dimensions:

Length:80 ft. 4 in.
Wing Span:84 ft. 8 in.
Wing Area:634.8 sq.ft
Height:28 ft. 3 in.
Empty Weight:20,392 lbs
Max. Weight:51,146 lbs
Max. Payload:20,392 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed:358 mph
Cruise Speed:300 mph
Service Ceiling:30,000 ft.
Normal Range:2,300 nm
Max. Range:3,040 nm

Operators:

(C-295M): Algeria (6), Brazil (12), Colombia (4), The Czech Republic (4), Finland (2), Jordan (2), Mexico (Navy, 6), Poland (12), Portugal (7), Spain (13)

Random great photos of the CASA C-295M:

Photo ID 141303 by Radim Spalek. Czech Republic Air Force CASA C 295M, 0454
Photo ID 24455 by Lutz Lehmann. Poland Air Force CASA C 295M, 011
Photo ID 149320 by Chris Albutt. Spain Air Force CASA C 295M, T 21 09
Photo ID 183257 by Ruben Galindo. Finland Air Force CASA C 295M, CC 2
Photo ID 186011 by Günther Feniuk. Poland Air Force CASA C 295M, 026
Photo ID 180761 by Hugo Ferreiro. Czech Republic Air Force CASA C 295M, 0453
Photo ID 57670 by Helder Afonso. Portugal Air Force CASA C 295M, 16705
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