C-2 Greyhound


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The C-2 Greyhound is a twin-engine cargo aircraft, designed to carry mail and supplies to and from aircraft carriers of the U.S. Navy. Its primary mission is carrier on-board delivery (COD).

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General Characteristics of the C-2 Greyhound

  • Crew: 2 pilots, 2 aircrew
  • Capacity: 26 passengers, 12 litter patients
  • Payload: 10,000 lb (4,536 kg)
  • Length: 56 ft 10 in (17.30 m)
  • Wingspan: 80 ft 7 in (24.60 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 10½ in (4.85 m)
  • Wing area: 700 ft² (65 m²)
  • Empty weight: 33,746 lb (15,310 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 49,394 lb (22,405 kg)
  • Useful load: 20,608 lb (9,350 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 60,000 lb (24,655 kg)
  • Power plant: 2Ã? Allison T56-A-425 turboprops, 4,600 shp (3,400 kW) each

C-2 Greyhound Performance

  • Maximum speed: 343 knots (394 mph, 553 km/h) at 12,000 ft (3,660 m)
  • Cruise speed: 251 knots (289 mph, 465 km/h) at 28,700 ft (8,750 m)
  • Stall speed: 82 knots (94 mph, 152 km/h) at idle power
  • Range: 1,300 nm (1,496 mi, 2,400 km)
  • Service ceiling: 33,500 ft (10,210 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,610 ft/min (13.3 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 77.6 lb/ft² (378.9 kg/m²)