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MC-53 Seraph by Afterskies MC-53 Seraph by Afterskies
  • Crew: 7 (two pilots, navigator,  two load masters, flight engineer, electronic warfare officer)
  • Capacity:
    • Length: 48 feet (14.6 meters); width, 12 feet (3.6meters); height, 10 feet (3.05 meters). Rear ramp: length, 11.5 feet (3.5 meters); width, 11.5 feet (3.5 meters)
    • 96 passengers or
    • 66 airborne troops or
    • 76 litter patients with 5 medical crew or
    • 6 pallets
    • 2-3 Vehicles
  • Payload: 50,100 lb (22724 kg)
  • Length: 99 ft 2 in (30.2 m)
  • Wingspan: 137 ft (41.8 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)
Defense
  • Anti-Missile:
    • Flares
    • Chaff
    • (20) Shrike Active Seeking Mini-Counter-Missiles

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)
  • Minimum Operating Altitude, Adverse Weather: 245 feet
  • 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-91MC Weather and Navigational Radar Suite, Special Operations Variant
AN/APN-102 Terrain Avoidance Radar
Inertial/GPS Guidance

Auxiliary Equipment
Midair Refueling Drogues (2)
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Dark-water-13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
I see a side mounted rotary cannon(20mm or so) and what look like external weapon pylons with missiles attached; but no mention in the write up. Is this an oversight? looks good anyway.
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Afterskies Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, that was an oversight. I made a bunch of these at once and I recall I got a few of the pics mixed up here and there as well as some stats.
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Alligator-Fists Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
This is very nicely done. I like the type of shading you've done here, and the overall design is sleek, interesting, but looks eminently practical. I also like the understated technical notes, and especially having the covert-insertion capabilities be based on low flying and (presumably) low emissions. Nice!
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Afterskies Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's largely based on the MC-130; I have to give a lot of credit to Lockheed.
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