United States Marine Corps Beechcraft UC-12W Huron ‘168207’ seen at Luqa Airport, Malta after a navigational training flight and night stop. ‘168207’ formed part of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron at MCAS Miramar but is currently on a detachment/rotation with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa based at Stuttgart Airport, Germany.
The UC-12F/M Huron is the military version of the King Air 200 aircraft manufactured by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. The UC-12W Huron is a modified version of Hawker Beechcraft’s King Air 350 equipped with a cargo door and is a modern and improved variant of the UC-12F/M. The Huron is a low-wing, T-tail monoplane with two turboprop engines. The cabin can be readily configured to accommodate passengers, cargo or both.
It is a multi-mission aircraft that provides high-priority transportation for personnel and cargo, range clearance, courier flights, medical evacuation, and humanitarian rescue or assistance, multi-engine pilot training and testing assets. The aircraft also carries Aviation Survivability Equipment (ASE) missile approach warning sensors.