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Royal Thai Air Force RTAF-5

Development of the RTAF-5 turboprop advanced trainer and forward air control aircraft was temporarily suspended until the Fantrainer-wing manufacturing programme was complete. The RTAF-5 is similar in general layout to the OV-10 Bronco, but is powered by a single Allison 250-B17C turboprop mounted on the rear of the fuselage in pusher configuration. Four underwing hardpoints are fitted for light stores. The prototype flew on October 5, 1984, with a fixed landing gear. A retraction mechanism and other systems were due to be installed during 1985.

RTAF-5
Engine: 1 x Allison 250 turboprop, 313 kW
Span: 9.6 m
Length: 10 m
Wing area: 15.7 sq.m
Empty wt: 1645 kg
MTOW: 2154 kg
Warload: 225 kg
Max speed: 213+ kph
Initial ROC: 91 m / min
T/O run (to 15m): 700 m
Ldg run (from 15m): 915 m
Fuel internal: 219 lt

 

 


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