Ayres LM200 Loadmaster
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The Ayres LM200 Loadmaster was a cargo and multipurpose aircraft produced by the US manufacturer Ayres Corporation from Albany in the US state of Georgia . It was designed as a shoulder - wing aircraft with a six-blade Hamilton-Sundstrand propeller driven by a gas turbine at the bow of the aircraft. A pressurized cabin was not provided.
The Ayres LM200 Loadmaster was largely developed for the needs of small package carriers in November 1996. The 54.5 m³ cargo hold can, for example, accommodate four standard containers ( Unit Load Devices LD3) from the main customer FedEx . The aircraft has been designed to be technically simple and robust and therefore only has a fixed landing gear .
The project was discontinued before the aircraft's maiden flight in 2001 due to a lack of funds.
- Length: 21.03 m
- Wingspan : 19.50 m
- Height: 6.85 m
- Wing area : 42.13 m²
- 1 × LHTEC-T800 -4T engine with 2,400 hp in the bow
- Empty weight: 4,082 kg
- Max. Takeoff weight: 8,618 kg
- Max. Speed : 363 km / h
- Cruising speed : 306 km / h
- Rate of climb (max. Takeoff weight): 9.5 m / s
- Max. Range : 2,075 km
- Range with max. Payload: 1205 km
- 1–2 man crew
- Up to 34 passengers or 3,400 kg payload
See also: List of aircraft types