The Short 330 was developed from the SC.7 Skyvan, with a fuselage stretched to accommodate 30 passengers while retaining the Skyvan's twin tail fin, but including a semi-retractable undercarriage. The Short 330 was aimed at regional, commuter and bush operators that required a simple, unpressurized, reliable aircraft. Like the Skyvan, the 330 attracted a combination of commercial and military/paramilitary customers,
including the US Air Force/Army, which purchased 34 C-23 Sherpa examples from a total of 141 Short 330s built.
|A three-view drawing (752 x 967)|
| ENGINE||2 x Pratt Whitney PT6A-45R turboprops, 900kW|
| Take-off weight||10390 kg||22906 lb|
| Loaded weight||6680 kg||14727 lb|
| Payload||3175kg||7000 lb|
| Wingspan||22.76 m||75 ft 8 in|
| Length||17.69 m||58 ft 0 in|
| Height||4.95 m||16 ft 3 in|
| Wing area||42.1 m2||453.16 sq ft|
| Cruise speed||352 km/h||219 mph|
| Ceiling||6000 m||19700 ft|
| Range w/max.payload||370-1240 km||230 - 771 miles|
|Pete Kuhns, 13.07.2016|
I know an Army (helicopter) pilot who was assigned Sherpa 'duties' in 2007. The Army had 44 of them he was told - he had been in the Army for 20 years and never even knew about this plane let alone his outfit having any. He said the plane was used for 'Ash and Trash' which I guess is an Army term for just about anything - he enjoyed flying it and also the missions over Iraq. The planes were retired from the Army last year (2015) I am told.
|Arnie Gardner, 31.03.2015|
I was stationed with the 10th Military Airlift Squadron, Zweibrucken, Germany. We were the first unit to get the new C-23A Sherp in 1984.
|Matthieu KIMONA KIKANDA, 27.05.2010|
Puis je avoir les informations sur les conditions d,achat ou de leas?
|John Minietta, 24.11.2008|
I am attempting to acquire an equipment fit list for this airplane and the SD3-60.
|Short Brothers, 21.09.2008|
For 10th MAS and USAF C-23A info contact Sherpasociety.org
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