Pilatus PC-9M Military addition

The Irish Air Corps currently uses the Pilatus PC-9M for Pilot training and close air support. I’ve always loved the sleek look and sound of this aircraft. It would be great to see it in IF.

The PC-9 was built in 1984 and is used by several countries around the world : Swiss Air Force, Slovenian Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force.

The Pilatus PC-9 is a single-engine, low-wing tandem-seat turboprop training aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.

Designed as a more powerful evolution of the Pilatus PC-7, the PC-9’s first flight was made in May 1984 after which certification was achieved in September 1985.

Top speed: 556 km/h

Range: 1,643 km

Wingspan: 10 m

Weight: 1,725 kg

Engine type: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6

Manufacturers: [Pilatus Aircraft]

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