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C-160 Transall

Country of Origin: France, Germany


The Transall C-160 is a French-German co-production aircraft designed as a low-cost alternative to the U.S. C-130 Hercules cargo/transport aircraft. It has good short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) performance and can be operated from austere forward bases. This performance is better than the C-130, which allows C-160s to land on much shorter strips with softer surfaces and with less damage to unprepared strips during multiple landings.

The C-160's high wing is mounted just forward of...

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