Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

ICAO aircraft code C124
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States
New price USD 1.6 million (1949)

The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, nicknamed “Old Shaky”, is an American heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California.
The C-124 was the primary heavy-lift transport for United States Air Force (USAF) Military Air Transport Service (MATS) during the 1950s and early 1960s, until the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter entered service.

Specifications

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Douglas C-124 Globemaster II specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
C124
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1949 - 1955
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 1.6 million (1949)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
4x Pratt & Whitney R-4360-63A Wasp Major
Piston
Power:
3,800 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
264 Kts
489 Km/h
Travel range:
3,500 Nm
6,482 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
23,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
760 feet / minute
3.86meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
88,224 Kg
194,499 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
88,224 Kg
194,499 lbs
Max Payload:
34,000 Kg
74,956 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
11,128 gallon
42,124 liter

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About the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, nicknamed “Old Shaky”, is an American heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California.

The C-124 was the primary heavy-lift transport for United States Air Force (USAF) Military Air Transport Service (MATS) during the 1950s and early 1960s, until the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter entered service. It served in MATS, later Military Airlift Command (MAC), units of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard until retired in 1974.

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