Air Tractor AT-602

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AT-602
Air Tractor AT-602 PER Wheatley.jpg
AT-602 at Perth Airport (early 2000s)
Role Agricultural aircraft
Manufacturer Air Tractor
First flight 1 December 1995
Introduction 1996

The Air Tractor AT-602 is an agricultural aircraft that first flew in the United States on 1 December 1995,[1] manufactured by Air Tractor Inc. Of monoplane low-wing, taildragger configuration, it carries a chemical hopper between the engine firewall and the cockpit. It was designed to fill a gap in the Air Tractor range between the AT-500 series with their 500 US gal (1,890 L) capacity and the AT-802s with their 810 US gal (3,070 L) capacity.[1]

Operators[edit]

 Australia
  • Dunn Aviation (Western Australia) - 2 x AT-602s [2]
 Mongolia
  • Thomas Air LLC (Mongolia) - AT-602 [3]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 630 US gal (2,385 L) chemicals
  • Length: 34 ft 2 in (10.41 m)
  • Wingspan: 56 ft 0 in (17.07 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 1 in (3.38 m)
  • Wing area: 336.0 ft2 (31.22 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 9.3:1
  • Empty weight: 5,600 lb (2,540 kg)
  • Gross weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60AG turboprop, 1,050 hp (783 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 198[4] mph (318 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 150 mph (241 km/h)
  • Range: 600[4] miles (965 km)
  • Rate of climb: 650[4] ft/min (3.3 m/s)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jackson 2003, p. 509.
  2. ^ Dunn Aviation - Firebombing
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b c Taylor 1999, p. 497.
  • Jackson, Paul. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1999/2000. London: Brassey's, 1999. ISBN 1-85753-245-7.