Aérospatiale N-262 / Mohawk 298

Flown for the first time in 1962, this is the Nord N-262 was a civilian and military aircraft built by Société Nationale de Construction Aéronautique du Nord. Then merged to Aerospatiale 1970. As for the American designation, the “Mohawk 298” airplanes were modified Nord 262s and first flew on 7 January 1975, equipped with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 turboprops.


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Quick specifications
Data from Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft 1965–66

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 29 passengers
  • Length: 19.28 m (63 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 21.90 m (71 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 6.21 m (20 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 55.0 m2 (592 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 8.72:1
  • Airfoil: NACA 23016 at root, NACA 23012 (mod.) at tip
  • Empty weight: 6,654 kg (14,670 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 10,300 kg (22,708 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 2,000 L (530 US gal; 440 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Bastan VIC turboprops, 794 kW (1,065 shp) each (eshp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Ratier-Figae FH.146 variable-pitch propellers, 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 385 km/h (239 mph, 208 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 360 km/h (220 mph, 190 kn) (econ cruise)
  • Stall speed: 128 km/h (80 mph, 69 kn) (wheels and flaps down)
  • Never exceed speed: 498 km/h (309 mph, 269 kn)
  • Range: 1,110 km (690 mi, 600 nmi) (max fuel, 2,010 kg (4,430 lb) payload)
  • Service ceiling: 7,300 m (24,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 6.4 m/s (1,250 ft/min)
  • Takeoff distance to 10.5 m (35 ft): 1,200 m (4,000 ft)
  • Landing distance from 15 m (50 ft): 1,100 m (3,500 ft)

My though for this aircraft if it we’re added to Infinite Flight would be adding another addition fun for on game-prop gang like current Dash Q400, TBM-930, C208 etc. Who doesn’t want to experience inter-island flights in the Pacific or the Caribbean, or short distances? :D