NC212-200 aircraft is a light transport that was designed to operate in areas lacking in infrastructure and unpaved runways.
The cargo compartment can accommodate 18 passengers and their luggage, or 16 fully-equipped paratroopers, or 6,217 pounds (2,820kg) of diversified cargo, including road vehicles. For aeromedical evacuations, 12 litters and seats for two attendants can be mounted. A rear loading ramp enables different logistic transport tasks to be carried out. It can be opened while on the ground, to load and unload, or in flight for the airdropping of cargo, survival equipment or paratroops.