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Pilatus PC-6 A14-680 Green 1976


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Pilatus PC-6B Turbo-Porter

A14-680 sn 680 School of Army Aviation Oakey 1976
The PC-6 is noted for its Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) performance on almost any type of terrain - it can take off within a distance of 195 m and land within a distance of 130 m while carrying a payload of 1,200 kg. Thanks to its remarkable STOL performance, the PC-6 holds the world record for highest landing by a fixed wing aircraft, at 18,865 feet (5,750 m), on the Dhaulagiri glacier in Nepal. Due to these characteristics, they are frequently used to access short grass mountaintop airstrips in the highlands of Papua Province (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea.,

A14-680 was one of the first Porters delivered to the Australian Army. It was delivered to the RAAF base at Amberley on 25th October, 1968. Along with A14-681 and A14-686, A14-680 was sent to Vietnam aboard HMAS Sydney (The Vung Tau Ferry) in November 1969. Upon arrival it was damaged while being sling-loaded ashore under a U.S. CH-47 Chinook. It was subsequently repaired and went on to serve with 161 (Indep) Recce Flight until May 1970, when it was sent home. On 21st September, 1981, A14-860 crashed during an attemted night take-off at Wiepa WA and was damaged beyond economical repair. It is shown here as it appeared on 4th December, 1976 at RAAF Williams, Point Cook, Victoria.

Make: Pilatus Flugzeugwerke
Model: PC-6-B2-H4 Turbo-Porter
Powerplant: Pratt & Whittney PT-6A-20 with 550 SHP
Height: 3.20 metres
Length: 10.97 metres
Wingspan: 15.20 metres
Max. Weight: 2,475 Kg
Empty Weight: 1,450.5 Kg
Range: 970 Km, 4 hours endurance
Max. Speed: 259 kmh
Cruise Speed: 203 kmh

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