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The N-600 now has a civillian name, it called Archelon. Archelon (Greek meaning ruler turtle) is a genus of extinct sea turtle, the largest that has ever been documented.
The N-600M Archelon (C-63 Continental) is a multi-purpose 6-engined strategic airlifter designed by Sentry Aerospace Industries, which is the Archangel [link] manufacture.
The N-600M is positioned as an intermediate size between the Antonov An-124 Ruslan, and the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
The M variant or the military version used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world; it can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions. It can also airlift cargo fairly close to a battle area.
The N-600M is powered by six fully reversible, F117-PW-100 turbofan engines (same engine as the C-17 Globemaster III). The thrust reversers direct air upward and forward, reducing the chance of foreign object damage and providing enough thrust to back the aircraft on the ground. The thrust reversers can also be used in flight at idle-reverse for added drag in maximum-rate descents. he thrust reversers can be used to back the aircraft and reverse direction on narrow taxiways.
Crew: 3 or 4 (2 pilots, 3rd optional, 1 loadmaster)
150 troops with palletized seats or
120 troops with standard centerline seats or
40 litter and 58 ambulatory patients or
Cargo, such as one or two M1 Abrams size tanks
65.1 m (213.1 ft)
70.4 m (230.9 ft)
15.8 m (51.9 ft)
Powerplant: 6 × Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofans, 40,440 lbf (180 kN) each
Maximum speed: 900 km/h (490 knots, 560 mph,) Mach 0.82 depending on cargo weight and altitude
Cruise speed: Mach 0.76 (450 knots, 515 mph, 830 km/h)
Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,716 m)
Inspired by the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and Antonov An-225 Mriya