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McDonnell Douglas C-9 Military Transport Aircraft

The McDonnell Douglas C-9 is a military version of the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 civilian airliner, they are utilised for cargo and passenger transportation and forward logistics support. The C-9A Nightingale is operated by the USAF, as the name suggests it is intended to be used in a Aero Medical Evacuation (Medevac) role and is fitted with all necessary medical support equipment. The C-9B Skytrain II is a cargo transport in use with the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

McDonnell Douglas C-9 Military Transport Aircraft


McDonnell Douglas C-9 Specifications:

  • Crew: 5 to 8
  • Length: 119 ft 3 in (36.34 m)
  • Wingspan: 93 ft 3 in (28.42 m)
  • Height: 27 ft 5 in (8.36 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 114,000 lb (50,000 kg)
  • Engines: Twin 14,500 lbf each (64.5 kN) Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofans
  • Range: 2,600 nm
  • Service ceiling 37,000 ft (11,000 m)

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