IAI Arava

The IAI Arava is a light STOL utility transport aircraft.

It is IAI’s first indigenously-developed aircraft design to enter production.

Military transport version

IAI 202

Modified, variant with winglets and an APU

IAI 203

Proposed jet-powered version, not built.

IAI 301

Proposed Turbomeca Astazou powered variant, not built.

IAI 401

Proposed larger variant with PT-6A engines, not built.

The military version could also be equipped with a range of weapons, in order to act in anti-submarine or gunship roles.

The weapon configuration could include two machine guns in fuselage side packs (usually 0.5″ Browning), plus a third gun on the rear fuselage, and two pods containing 6 x 82 mm rocket pods or torpedoes or sonar buoys on the fuselage sides.

Another less known military version is the 202B Electronic warfare model.

This version was made in small numbers, and had distinct large radomes at each end of the fuselage.

The radomes contained the Electronic Warfare mission systems.

Specifications

Crew

2

Capacity

24 fully equipped troops or

16 paratroopers

Or

2,351 kg (5,183 lb) payload

Length

13.03 m (42 ft 9 in)

Wingspan

20.96 m (68 ft 9 in)

Height

5.21 m (17 ft 1 in)

Wing area

43.68 m2 (470.2 sq ft)

Aspect ratio

10:1

Airfoil

NACA 63, A 417

Empty weight

3,999 kg (8,816 lb)

Max take-off weight

6,804 kg (15,000 lb)

Fuel capacity

1,663 L (439 US gal; 366 imp gal) (normal)

Powerplant

2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprops, 560 kW (750 shp) each

Propellers

3-bladed Hartzell HC-B3TN fully-feathering reversible pitch propellers

Performance

Maximum speed

326 km/h (203 mph, 176 kn) at 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

Cruise speed

311 km/h (193 mph, 168 kn) at 3,050 m (10,000 ft) (econ. cruise)

Stall speed

115 km/h (71 mph, 62 kn) (54% flaps)

Never exceed speed

397 km/h (247 mph, 214 kn)

Range

1,056 km (656 mi, 570 nmi) with maximum fuel

Service ceiling

7,620 m (25,000 ft)

Rate of climb

6.6 m/s (1,290 ft/min)

Take off distance to 15 m (50 ft)

463 m (1,519.0 ft)

Landing run from 15 m (15 ft)

469 m (1,538.7 ft).

 

 

 

 

 

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