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Pilatus PC-6 A14-690 547SigTrp 1971


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Pilatus PC-6B Turbo-Porter

A14-690 sn 690 547 Signals Troop Nui Dat Vietnam 1971
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.,

A14-690 was delivered to 1st Aviation Regiment at Amberley on 16th January, 1969. Transported on HMAS Melbourne to Vietnam and served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flight in Vietnam from Dec 1969 to Jan 1972. Shown here as it appeared during the early 1970s in Vietnam with 547 Signal Troop, 7 Signal Regiment during Airborne Radio Direction Finding work. Returned to Australia aboard Japanese Freighter ‘Harima Maru’ and resumed service at Amberley. As at June, 2012, aircraft held by Australian War Memorial.

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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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 June, 2012.

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