Carter Aviation Technologies, An Aerospace Research & Development Company

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Carter CGT-150 Specifications & Performance

Characteristic
Wingspan 150 ft
Rotor Diameter 150 ft
Empty Weight 140,000 lbs
Max Gross Weight VTOL – 265,000 lbs
STOVL – 330,000 lbs
Max Useful Load VTOL – 125,000 lbs
STOVL – 190,000 lbs
Powerplant 2 x 29,000 hp & 18,000 lbs thrust P&W F135
Range VTOL – 1723 nm w/ 50k lb payload
STOVL – 2313 nm w/ 70k lb payload
Cruise Altitude 30,000+ ft
Cruise Speed 400+ kts

Features:

  • Wings fold for shipboard stowing
  • Telescoping refueling boom.
  • Hydraulic cylinders on either side of the ramp keep the aircraft from tilting back during loading and also lower the ramp slightly during the landing to act as a shock absorbing tall skid to protect the rudders.
  • Elegant streamlined hub greatly reduces drag enabling greater speed and cruise efficiency
  • Advanced Scimitar Props achieve both high static thrust and high speed cruise efficiencies
  • Multi-speed automatic transmission operates props at efficient rpms for both low and high speed flight
  • Reversing props can work as air brakes
  • Wing tailored for cruise efficiency enabled by high lift rotor for takeoff, landing, and low speed flight