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The Transall C-160 (often C.160) is a military transport aircraft developed by a consortium of French and German aircraft manufacturers for the air forces of those two nations and that of South Africa. The C-160 will be replaced in French and German service by the Airbus A400M, now under development.

Specifications

General characteristics

   Crew: Three—two pilots, flight engineer
   Capacity:
       93 troops or
       61–88 paratroops or
       62 stretchers
   Payload: 16,000 kg (35,275 lb)
   Length: 32.40 m (106 ft 3½ in)
   Wingspan: 40.00 m (131 ft 3 in)
   Height: 11.65 m (38 ft 2¾ in)
   Wing area: 160.0 m² (1,722 ft²)
   Empty weight: 29,000 kg (63,935 lb)
   Max. takeoff weight: 51,000 kg (112,435 lb)
   Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Tyne Rty.20 Mk 22 turboprop, 4,549 kW (6,100 ehp) each

Performance

   Never exceed speed: 593 km/h (320 knots, 368 mph)
   Maximum speed: 513 km/h (277 knots, 319 mph) at 4,875 m (16,000 ft)
   Stall speed: 177 km/h (95 knots, 110 mph) flaps down
   Range: 1,853 km (1,000 nmi, 1,151 mi) with 16,000 kg payload, 30 min reserves
   Ferry range: 8,858 km (4,780 nmi, 5,504 mi)
   Service ceiling: 8,230 m (27,000 ft)
   Rate of climb: 6.6 m/s (1,300 ft/min)
   Wing loading: 319 kg/m² (65.3 lb/ft²)
   Power/mass: 0.18 kW/kg (0.11 hp/lb)