Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  Aviocar C-212


Country of Origin: Spain.
Similar Aircraft: C-160 Transall, C-123 Provider, G.222.
Crew: Two.
Role: STOL, light-utility transport (18 equipped troops, light tactical vehicles), airdrop.
Armament: Usually none.
Dimensions: Length: 49 ft, 9 in (15.18 m). Span: 62 ft, 4 in (19.12 m).


The C-212 is a twin-engine, high-wing, multipurpose light transport designed for operations involving short, rough airfields.

The aircraft can transport 24 personnel in a troop lift mode and 15 combat-equipped parachutists in the airdrop mode using the port door. Troops are loaded over the ramp. Aircraft speed during the jump is 90 to 110 knots.


Wings: High-mounted and unequally tapered from midwing to the square tips.

Engine(s): Two turboprops mounted in pods under the wings' leading edges.

Fuselage: Thick, cigar-shaped with flat bottom and upswept rear section. Stepped cockpit.

Tail: Fin is equally tapered with a square tip. Straight fairing in the leading edge. Flats are mid-mounted on the body and tapered with square tips.


Angola, Chad, Equatorial New Guinea, Ghana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Venezuela.

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GTA 44-2-18:  C-212