C-12W King Air 350

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Mark McCauley and Capt. Andrew Kelemen taxi a C-12W King Air 350 aircraft while arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 21, 2010. Iwakuni was one of four air stations and the first active duty unit to receive the new variant of the C-12, which replaced the C-12F King Air 200. (DoD photo by Cpl. Andrea M. Olguin, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Mark McCauley and Capt. Andrew Kelemen taxi a C-12W King Air 350 aircraft while arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 21, 2010. Iwakuni was one of four air stations and the first active duty unit to receive the new variant of the C-12, which replaced the C-12F King Air 200. (DoD photo by Cpl. Andrea M. Olguin, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

The new C-12W is a King Air 350-based aircraft. The C-12Fs it’s replacing are based on the King Air 200.

Also see: MC-12W ‘The Flying Intelligence Shop’

UPDATE: Here’s a press release from Beecher Aircraft on the C-12W. It includes:

The current UC-12 aircraft are military transport versions of the Beechcraft King Air 200, which have been providing urgent intra-theater transport of high priority cargo/passengers to the USMC for the last 20 years. The UC-12W, a modified version of the King Air 350 equipped with a cargo door and military required equipment, is a modern and improved version of the UC-12.

As the flagship and the largest of the King Air line, the versatile King Air 350 has incredible capabilities and is ideal for military use. The UC-12W will provide the USMC with advanced technology and greater reliability. It is faster, has more range and carries more useful cargo and two additional passengers than the UC-12.

Comments

  1. 12/29/10: The day that Murdoc jumps the shark…..

    A post on a USMC King Air???? A KING AIR!!!!????

    How the mighty have fallen. :)

      1. For the record, a company I worked for a few years back had a fleet of King Airs, and I flew on them many, many times. They were great.

        But still, probably 98% of their military role (that I know about, at least) is in limousine service for staff. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

        Definitely less flashy than a Lear Jet. Oops, I mean a C-21…. .

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