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Douglas C- 47 Dakota Military Transport Aircraft

The Amerian built Douglas C- 47 Dakota was adapted from the 1935 DC-3 commercial airliner which was  produced until 1946, it was called the Douglas Dakota by the Royal Air Force , and was commonly referred to as "Dak" by the RAF who retired it's last active Douglas C- 47 Dakota in 1970. The RAF's Battle of Britain flight now operates an ex-Canadian Air Force C- 47 Dakota which it obtained in 1971.

Douglas C- 47 Dakota Military Transport Aircraft

 
 
Douglas C- 47 Dakota Specification:
  • Crew: 3
  • Capacity: 28 troops or 6,000 lb of cargo
  • Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
  • Wingspan: 95 ft 6 in (29.11 m)
  • Height: 17 ft (5.18 m)
  • Wing area: 987 ft (91.70 m)
  • Empty weight: 18,135 lb (8,225 kg)
  • Maximum Take-Off Weight: 31,000 lb (14,100 kg)
  • Engines: Twin 1,200 hp (895 kW) Pratt & Whitney
    R-1830-90C Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radial engines
  • Maximum speed: 224 mph (360 km/h)
  • Range: 1,600 miles (2,575 km)
  • Service ceiling: 26,400 ft (8.045 m)
 

Douglas C47 cockpit

Douglas C47 cockpit

 
 
RAF Dakota
 
 
 

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