CT-142 Dash-8

Aircraft

CT-142 Dash-8

Overview

Overview

Designed and produced in Canada, the CT-142 is a conversion of the popular twin turboprop Dash-8 airliner. It was adapted for navigation training by Bombardier Inc. in the late 1980s.

Air Combat Systems Officers and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators from the Royal Canadian Air Force and from other Air Forces around the world are trained on this turboprop aircraft flown by 402 Squadron. Navigation, Tactics, Surveillance, and Search and Rescue are some of the instructed capabilities. The CT-142 employs a suite of on-board training computers, as well as a large radar system that is housed in its long nose, earning this aircraft the nickname “Gonzo”.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Length

23.63 m

Wingspan

25.89 m

Height

7.44 m

Empty Weight

15,740 kg

Maximum Gross Weight

19,260 kg

Power

Two Pratt & Whitney turbo-propellers

Speed

500 km/h

Service Ceiling

7,500 m

Range

2,400 km

Year(s) procured

1987 and 1989–90

Quantity in CF

4

Location(s)

17 Wing, Winnipeg, MB

 

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