Fact file: Cessna 208 Caravan

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Designation:
Cessna C208 Caravan 
Type:    
Light transport
Country of origin:                                               
United States
First flight:                                                            
Delivered to the SAAF:                                      
1988.
Associated project name(s):                             
Koiler
Numbers:             
13. 
Cost:     
Crew:                                                                                    
Pilot, co-pilot. 
·         Major dimensions & weights
·         Wingspan:                                                    
·         Length:                                                         
·         Height:                                          
·         Wing area:                                   
·         Basic empty weight:                  
·         Max take-off weight:                               
·         Max landing weight:                                  
·         Max internal fuel:                                      
·         Max external fuel:                                     
·         Max cargo weight:                                     
·         Passengers:  
·          
·         15.9m (52ft 1in)
·         11.46m (37ft 7in)
·         4.5m.
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·         1752kg (3862lbs).
·         3629kg (8000 lbs).
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·         13.
Performance
·         Take-off to clear 15m:              
·         Landing from 15m:                   
·         Rate of climb:                               
·         Service ceiling:                            
·         Max operating speed:                                
·         Max cruise speed:                        
·         Max range at cruise speed:       
·         Stall speed:            
·         G-loads:                                                        
·         Wing loading:                                              
·         Thrust:                                                          
·         Bypass ratio:                                          
·         Thrust/weight ratio:                    
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·         350km/h (217mph).
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·         1870km (1162 miles) at sea level.     
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Engine Specifications
·         Make:                           
·         Model:                          
·         Type:                            
·         Number:                      
·         Compression ratio:     
·         Engine diameter:                                        
·         Engine length:                                             
·         Dry weight:                                                  
·         Power turbine rotor speed:                        
·         Shaft horsepower:                                      
·         Propeller:      
·         Pratt & Whitney
·         PT6
·         Turboprop.
·         1.
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·         600.
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Hard points:                                                                        
None.
Armament:                                                                          
None.
Other attachments:                                            
 
In 2007 the SAAF awarded a contract on Aerosud and Denel under Project Koiler for a day/night reconnaissance system for the C208.
The contract involved the acquisition of three sets of mission equipment and the modification of 11 aircraft.
Comment:           
The SAAF acquired the type in 1988.