Air Mobility Command Museum - Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Bill Maloney

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01 Douglas C-47 Skytrain 02 Douglas C-47 Skytrain 03 Douglas C-47 Skytrain 04 C-47 Diorama
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13 Paracrate 14 Pratt & Whitney R1830 Radial 15 Douglas C-47 Skytrain 16 C-47 Skytrain Cargo Door

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Specifications:

More Douglas C-47 Dakotas, a DC-3 Skytrain, and a Naval RD4
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Another C-47 Skytrain the military version of the DC-3, can be found at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY A Douglas C-47 Skytrain at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH
Douglas DC-3 Douglas R4D, Naval Version of the C-47
A Douglas DC-3 Skytrain New England Air Museum near Hartford, CT A naval version of the Dakota, the R4D can be found at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA
Douglas C-47 at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum Douglas C-47 Skytrain at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
Douglas C-47 Skytrain at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum One more C-45 Skytrain at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
Douglas C-47 Dakota Douglas DC-3 Dakota
Douglas C-47 Dakota at the Royal Canadian Air Force Museum in Trenton, Ontario, Canada A Douglas DC-3 Dakota at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada
Douglas R4D Skytrain Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas R4D Skytrain at the Wings of Eagles Museum in Horseheads, NY A C-47 Skytrain at the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, OH

Length: 76 feet, 4 inches
108 feet, 0 inches
22 feet, 0 inches
Empty - 18,135lbs Max Takeoff - 26,000lbs
Max Speed: 224mph at 8,500 feet
Cruise Speed: 160mph
Range: 3,600 miles
Service Ceiling: 26,400 feet
Fuel Capacity: 804 gallons in wings, optional 900 additional gallons in 9 cabin tanks
Powerplant: Two Pratt & Whitney R1830 radial engines 1,200hp each
First Flight : December 17, 1935
Cost: $233,000

This C-47 carried paratroopers on D-Day, towed a glider for the Market Garden operation, and participated in the Berlin Airlift.

The work that the Air Command Mobility Museum's staff and volunteers have done on this aircraft is just outstanding. When you visit you must see the before photos. The forward fuselage was partly crushed, the cockpit and other parts of the C-47 were stripped, and all the fuselage ribs in the cargo area had been deliberately broken with a hammer.

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