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CASA C-207 Azor

C-207 Azor
T.7-6 CASA C-207 'Azor' 405-15 in the Museo del Aire de Cuatro Vientos, Madrid (Spain)
Role short/medium range troop/cargo transport
National origin Spain
Manufacturer CASA
First flight 28 September 1955
Introduction 1960
Retired 1980s
Status Out of service:retired
Primary user Spanish Air Force
Number built 20 with 2 Prototypes

The CASA C-207 Azor was a transport aircraft produced by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA). It was a scaled-up version of the CASA C-202 Halcón and was designed for the domestic civil market. The C-207 received no civil orders, but the Spanish Air Force ordered 10. The first model, designated T.7A entered service in 1960. Ten more aircraft were ordered and configured for paratroop or cargo transport, designated CASA 207C(T.7B). The CASA 207 was one of the first aircraft to be designed by CASA in order to replace the transports in current service at the time, like the CASA 2111 (Heinkel He-111) and the CASA 352 (Junkers Ju-52).

The two prototypes and 20 production aircraft served in the military until the 1980s. Additionally, most of the aircraft were delivered to the 35th Transport wing.



Survivors

Nearly all of the aircraft produced survive in one form or another. Except for the loss of one in an accident the Azores remained scattered throughout Spain.

Operators

 Spain

Specifications (207A)

Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft [1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 4
  • Capacity: 37 passengers
  • Length: 20.85 m (68 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 27.8 m (91 ft 2.5 in)
  • Height: 7.75 m (25 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 85.8 m2 (923.5 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 10,600 kg (23,370 lb)
  • Gross weight: 16,500 kg (35,640 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Bristol Hercules 730 radial piston, 1522 kW (2040 hp) each each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 420 km/h (261 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 400 km/h (249 mph)
  • Range: 2350 km (1460 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 8000 m (26250 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5.5[2] m/s (1,080 ft/min)

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References

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