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AIDC XC 2

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Top speed  392 km/h
Length  20 m
Wingspan  25 m
First flight  1978
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Manufacturer  Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation

The AIDC XC-2 was a prototype civil transport aircraft first flown in 1978 in Taiwan (Republic of China). It was a high-wing monoplane powered by two turboprop engines. The main undercarriage was carried in sponsons on either side of the boxy fuselage, maximising internal space.

A single prototype was built and was not selected for production. A scaled model of the XC-2 is found at Hualien Air Force Base.

Specifications

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1980-81

General characteristics

  • Crew: two pilots
  • Capacity: 38 passengers or 3,850 kg (8,500 lb) of cargo
  • Length: 20.10 m (65 ft 11¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 24.90 m (80 ft 8⅜ in)
  • Height: 7.72 m (25 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 65.4 m2 (704 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 7,031 kg (15,500 lb)
  • Gross weight: 12,474 kg (27,500 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming T53-L-701A turboprops, 1,082 kW (1,451 hp) each
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 392 km/h (244 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 333 km/h (207 mph)
  • Range: 1,661 km (1,032 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 8,015 m (26,300 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 7.6 m/s (1500 ft/min)
  • References

    AIDC XC-2 Wikipedia


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