is the military version of the McDonnell Douglas DC-9
used for many years by commercial airlines.
C-12 HURON.The C-12 Huron is a twin-engine
logistics aircraft that carries passengers and cargo
between military installations. The C-12F provides
logistics support between Navy air stations. Its
powered by two PT-6A-42 turboprop engines and can
deliver a total payload of up to 4,215 pounds. The cabin
can carry cargo, passengers, or both. It is also equipped
to accept litter patients in medical evacuation missions.
C-130 HERCULES.The C-130 Hercules (fig.
8-52) is a four-engine turboprop aircraft. Its the
workhorse of the military services, capable of landing
and taking off from short, rough dirt runways. Its a
people and cargo hauler thats used in a wide variety of
other roles, such as gunships, weather watchers,
tankers, firefighters and aerial ambulances. There are
more than 40 versions of the Hercules, and it is widely
used by more than 50 nations.
T-45A GOSHAWK.The T-45A Goshawk (fig.
8-53) is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet trainer. The
T-45A aircraft is used for intermediate and advanced
portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot training
program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike
missions. There are two versions of T-45 aircraft
currently in operational use at this time.
The T-45A has an analog design cockpit.
The T-45C is built around a new digital glass
T-34C TURBOMENTOR.The T-34C
Turbomentor is an unpressurized two-seat, tandem
cockpit low-wing turboprop trainer. The T-34C is used
to provide primary flight training for student pilots
attached to the Chief of Naval Air Training. As a
secondary mission, approximately 10 percent of the
aircraft provide pilot proficiency and other aircraft
Photograph courtesy of Senior Airman Delia Castillo
Figure 8-51.C-2 Skytrain.
Photograph courtesy of SGT David W. Richards
Figure 8-52.C-130 Hercules.
Photograph courtesy of Bob Lawson, USN (Ret)
Figure 8-53.T-45A Goshawk.