Douglas C-54 Skymaster

ICAO aircraft code DC54
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States

The Douglas C-54 Skymaster is a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and the Korean War.

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Douglas C-54 Skymaster specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
DC54
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1942 - 1947
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
4x Pratt & Whitney R-2000-9 Twin Wasp
Piston
Power:
1,100 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
239 Kts
443 Km/h
Travel range:
3,500 Nm
6,482 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
22,300 feet
Rate of Climb:
1020 feet / minute
5.18meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
33,112 Kg
72,999 lbs
Max Payload:
14,700 Kg
32,408 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
3,592 gallon
13,597 liter

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About the Douglas C-54 Skymaster

The Douglas C-54 Skymaster is a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and the Korean War. Like the Douglas C-47 Skytrain derived from the DC-3, the C-54 Skymaster was derived from a civilian airliner, the Douglas DC-4. Besides transport of cargo, the C-54 also carried presidents, prime ministers, and military staff. Dozens of variants of the C-54 were employed in a wide variety of non-combat roles such as air-sea rescue, scientific and military research, and missile tracking and recovery. During the Berlin Airlift it hauled coal and food supplies to West Berlin. After the Korean War it continued to be used for military and civilian uses by more than 30 countries. It was one of the first aircraft to carry the President of the United States, the first being President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II.

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