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Douglas C-47 Skytrain Military Transport Aircraft

The American built Douglas C- 47 Skytrain was adapted from the DC-3 Dakota commercial airliner which first flew in 1935. It was named the Douglas C-47 Skytrain by the US Army and was nicknamed the "Gooney Bird" by American solders. The Douglas C-47 was invaluable during the airborne invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The last C-47 was retired from the American Air Force in 1975.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Military Transport Aircraft

 
 
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Specifications 
  • 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)
  • Empty weight: 18,135 lb (8,225 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 26,000 lb (11,800 kg)
  • Engines: Twin 1,200 hp (895 kW) Pratt & Whitney
    Twin Wasp R-1830-90C 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

 
 
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