Douglas C-74 Globemaster

ICAO aircraft code C74
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States

The Douglas C-74 Globemaster was a United States heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California.

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Douglas C-74 Globemaster specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
C74
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1945 - 1947
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
4x Pratt & Whitney R-4360-69 Wasp Major
Piston
Power:
3,250 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
285 Kts
528 Km/h
Travel range:
3,000 Nm
5,556 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
21,300 feet
Rate of Climb:
2605 feet / minute
13.23meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
78,000 Kg
171,959 lbs
Max Payload:
21,840 Kg
48,148 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
11,000 gallon
41,639 liter

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About the Douglas C-74 Globemaster

The Douglas C-74 Globemaster was a United States heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California. The aircraft was developed after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The long distances across the Atlantic and, especially, Pacific oceans to combat areas indicated a need for a transoceanic heavy-lift military transport aircraft. Douglas Aircraft Company responded in 1942 with a giant four-engined design. Development and production modifications issues with the aircraft caused the first flight to be delayed until 5 September 1945, and production was limited to 14 aircraft when the production contract was canceled following V-J Day.

Although not produced in large numbers, the C-74 did fill the need for a long-range strategic airlifter, in which capacity the subsequent Douglas C-124 Globemaster II was used by the Air Force for many years.

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