C-12 Huron Model

 

Fly again in this handcrafted wooden C-12 Huron model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love. The Beechcraft C-12 Huron is the military designation for a series of twin-engine turboprop aircraft based on the Beechcraft Super King Air and Beechcraft 1900. C-12 variants are used by the United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. These aircraft are used for various duties, including embassy support, medical evacuation, as well as passenger and light cargo transport. Some aircraft are modified with surveillance systems for various missions, including the Cefly Lancer, RC-12 Guardrail and Project Liberty programs.

The first C-12A models entered service with the U.S. Army in 1974 and were used as a liaison and general personnel transport. The aircraft was essentially an “off-the-shelf” Super King Air 200, powered by the type’s standard Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41 engines.[1]

The U.S. Navy followed suit in 1979, ordering a version of the Super King Air A200C (modified with a 52 inch by 52 inch cargo door from the Super King Air 200C), designating it the UC-12B, for logistics support between Naval and Marine Corps air stations, air facilities, and other activities, both in CONUS and overseas. The cabin can readily accommodate cargo, passengers or both. It is also equipped to accept litter patients in medical evacuation missions. Through 1982, the Navy ordered 64 of these aircraft.[1]

A U.S. Air Force variant of the plane for surveillance roles primarily over Afghanistan and Iraq was the MC-12W Liberty. For that variant, Beechcraft built the basic plane and then sent it to Greenville, Texas where sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment was installed by L-3 Communications Missions Integration.[2] As of 2013 the Liberty program had exceeded 300,000 combat flying hours.[3] The MC-12W was rushed into combat as a supplemental surveillance and signals intelligence asset; since its first combat mission on 10 June 2009, the aircraft flew 400,000 combat hours in 79,000 combat sorties, aiding in the kill or capture of “more than 8,000 terrorists” and uncovering 650 weapons caches. With its roles taken over by the growing MQ-9 Reaper fleet, the Air Force decided to divest itself of the 41 Liberty aircraft and turn them over to the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command, which was completed by October 2015.[4] The Air Force’s final MC-12W deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom ended on 13 October 2015.[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechcraft_C-12_Huron

US Army C-12 Model
US Army C-12 Model

Fly with the US Army again in this C-12 model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love.

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US Army MC-12S Model
US Army MC-12S Model

Fly ISR missions with this MC-12S model supporting US Army objectives. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love. The US Army Guardrail platform has supplied critical intelligence and target information to the warfighter … Read More

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517th Airlift Squadron C-12 Model
517th Airlift Squadron C-12 Model

Fly with the 517th Airlift Squadron in this hand crafted C-12 model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. Activated in December 1940 flying converted Douglas DC-2 transport aircraft as a GHQ … Read More

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NAF Atsugi C-12
NAF Atsugi C-12 Model

Capture your time at NAF Atsugi with the 17 inch C-12 model.   Naval Air Facility Atsugi (厚木海軍飛行場 Atsugi Kaigun-hikōjō?) (IATA: NJA, ICAO: RJTA) is a naval air base located in the cities of Yamato and Ayase in Kanagawa Prefecture, … Read More

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UC-12B NAS Memphis Model
UC-12B NAS Memphis Model

Initially known as Park Field, the facility was established as a World War I training base in 1917. It was named after 1st Lieutenant Joseph D. Park, who was killed on 9 May 1913 when a military biplane, which he … Read More

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VT-35 Stingrays TC-12 Model
VT-35 Stingrays TC-12 Model

Celebrate a winging with a replica model of the TC-12 flown by the VT-35 Stingrays. Each model is carefully crafted and may be customized (allow for 60-90 days for custom work). Makes a memorable winging gift upon completion of training.  … Read More

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