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KC-53 Cherubim by Afterskies KC-53 Cherubim by Afterskies
  • Crew: 5 (two pilots, navigator, load master-boom operator, flight engineer)
  • Capacity:
    • 74,000 lb (33566 kg) of fuel and
    • 48 passengers or
    • 34 airborne troops or
    • 38 litter patients with 5 medical crew or
    • 2 pallets
    • OR
    • 85,000 lb (38555 kg) of fuel with additional internal fuel bladder and
    • 12 passengers
  • Payload: 30,100 lb (13653 kg) depending on fuel configuration
  • Length: 99 ft 2 in (30.2 m)
  • Wingspan: 139 ft (42 m)
  • Wing Configuration: Shoulder, Straight, High-Aspect Ratio, Tapered, Dihedral
  • Rear Stabilizer Configuration: V-Tail
  • Height: 40 ft (12.2 m)
  • Empty Weight: 77,000 lb (34,926 kg)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 162,000 lb (73,481 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Asimov TP-49 Turboprops, 5,020 shp (3,689 kW) each
  • Propellers: 4 propeller, 8 bladed
    • Propeller diameter: 13.6 ft (4.1 m)

Performance

  • Maximum Speed: 330 knots (380 mph, 611 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,060 m)
  • Cruise Speed: 300 kts (345 mph, 556 km/h)
  • Range: 2,450 nmi (2,819 mi, 4,537 km)
  • Service Cieling: 34,000 ft (10,363 m) empty; 23,000 ft (7,077 m) with 50,100 pounds (19,090 kilograms) 
  • Rate of Climb: 1,850 ft/min (564 m/min)
  • Takeoff distance: 3,400 ft (1,036 m) at 162,000 lb max gross weight; 1,200 ft (366 m) at 81,000 lb (36,741 kg) gross

Avionics

AN/APN-91 Weather and Navigational Radar Suite
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