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C-47 "Gooney Bird"

C-47 "Gooney Bird" flown from 1947 1963

C-47 "Gooney Bird" flown from 1947 1963

Dates assigned: 1947 - 1963

Crew: 3

Capacity: 28 troops

Payload: 6,000 lb (2,700 kg)

Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)

Wingspan: 95 ft 6 in (29.41 m)

Height: 17 ft 0 in (5.18 m)

Wing area: 987 ft² (91.70 m²)

Empty weight: 18,135 lb (8,226 kg)

Loaded weight: 26,000 lb (11,793 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 31,000 lb (14,061 kg)

Powerplant:
2× Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW) each

Maximum speed: 224 mph (195 kn, 360 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)

Cruise speed: 160 mph (139 kn, 257 km/h)

Range: 1,600 mi (1,391 nmi, 2,575 km)

Ferry range: 3,600 mi (3,130 nmi, 5,795 km)

Service ceiling: 26,400 ft (8,045 m)

Cost: 73,000

Armament: none