The Philippine Army and Philippine Coast Guard are expected to receive 2 each of Sherpa C-23B+ aircraft from United States Army. The C-23 Sherpa is a medium lift transport aircraft, a kind of aircraft that can provide troops airdrop, cargo transport , and can be also converted paramedical evacuation. So here’s the overview of the aircraft.
General Characteristics of the Aircraft:
- Length: 17. 7 meters
- Wingspan: 22.8 meters
- Height: 5 meters
- Wing Area: 42.4 square meters
- Empty weight: 7, 276 kilograms
- Max. takeoff weight: 11, 610 kilograms
The aircraft’s average cruising speed is 422 kilometers per hour. With three crew members, the aircraft can carry up to 20 passengers.
Some information on aircraft specification is not yet verified.