MC-145B Wily Coyote: New American special forces Armed Transport Plane

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Posted On October 4, 2022

MC-145B Wily Coyote: New American special forces Armed Transport Plane


The MC-145B Wily Coyote is a light twin-engine turboprop attack aircraft based on the Polish PZL M28 Skytruck.


The new MC-145B Wily Coyote turboprop light attack aircraft for special operations forces (SSO) has been introduced in the United States.

US Special Operations Command will be equipped with new light turboprop attack aircraft for special missions.

According to The Drive, the American company Sierra Nevada Corporation has provided the US SSO force with a new model of MC-145B Wily Coyote fighter aircraft.


The US SSO last year announced a new armament program under which it intends to acquire a light attack aircraft capable of supporting ground operations, conducting reconnaissance and carrying out attacks. exact work.

In the future, the selected aircraft will replace the U-28 Draco multirole turboprop aircraft in SSO units.


Proposed by the Sierra Nevada Corporation, the MC-145B Wily Coyote is a light turboprop twin-engine attack aircraft based on the Polish PZL M28 Skytruck.

The aircraft is 13.1 meters long, has a wingspan of 22.06 meters, and has a maximum take-off weight of 7.5 tons. The aircraft has four hardpoints under the wings, on which it can carry AGM-144 and APKWS missiles, as well as GBU-39/B aviation bombs.


Depending on the mission to be tackled, the aircraft can act as an unmanned aerial vehicle, carrying and dropping GBU-69/B aerial bombs, AGM-176 Griffin missiles or conducting reconnaissance. close. The flight range is about 1.5 thousand km.

Currently, the MC-145B Wily Coyote is one of five aircraft supplied to the US SSO Command. Other candidates are the MC-208 Guardian, based on the single-engine Cessna 208 Cavaran, as well as three twin turboprop light attack aircraft.

MC-145B Wily Coyote: New American special forces Armed Transport Plane

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