An unmarked Iolaidh (by Corindia)
Type: Aerial refuelling
- Apex Industries
- Hunter Defence Systems
Unit cost: $212,000,000
Length: 60.32 m
Wingspan: 60.31 m
Wing area: Wing area: 370.5 m²
Tail height: 17.5 m
Loaded weight: 140,000 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 245,000 kg
Cargo: 160,000 kg of fuel or 75 passengers with 70,000 kg cargo
Powerplant: 2 x 285–310 kN Coron Electro CN4-78YE
Maximum speed: Mach 0.90 (950 km/h)
Ferry range: 18,507 km
Service ceiling: 13,000 m
Takeoff run: 2,500 m
Landing run: 1,500 m
Iolaidh NC50 MRTT
The Iolaidh NC50 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is a military aerial refuelling tanker aircraft based on the civilian Apex NC50. Produced by both Noronica and Corindia by Hunter Defence Systems and Apex Industries, it was originally designed in 2007 as a civilian airliner by Apex Industries, but the company was commissioned in 2008 by both Corindia and Noronica to make a military variant. The new refuel design was made to ensure Noronica and Corindia could effectively refuel their aircraft mid-flight with little difficulty as previous tankers had been faulty and had a smaller fuel capacity. The aircraft currently has a loaded weight of 140,000 kg, is 60.32 metres long, 17.5 metres tall and has a wingspan of 60.31 m. The Iolaidh was designed to also carry cargo and passengers, however, its primary function is for refuelling aircraft.
The Iolaidh is designed as a dual-role air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft. Meaning that it is both probe-and-drogue and flying boom capable. For missions that require air-to-air refuelling, a combination of any of the following systems can be equipped:
Refuelling other aircraft:
Aerial Refuelling Boom System for receptacle-equipped receiver aircraft.
Lockspear Under-wing refuelling pods for probe-equipped receiver aircraft.
Lockspear Fuselage Refuelling Unit (FRU) for probe-equipped receiver aircraft
Universal Aerial Refueling Receptacle Slipway Installation (UARRSI) for self-in-flight refuelling.
A modified Iolaidh cabin can carry up to 400 passengers if the aircraft is not being used for refuelling. The Iolaidh can also be modified to allow for Medevac missions allowing for the aircraft to carry up to 150 stretchers.
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