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Convair C-131 Samaritan
Official Designation C-131D Samaritan
Unofficial Nicknames Thunder Chicken
Primary Role Military transport
Secondary Role Staff transport
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Convair (General Dynamics)
Wingspan 105 feet, 4 inches
Length 79 feet, 2 inches
Height at Tail 28 feet
Armament None
Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-103W radials
Horsepower 2,500 shp each (with water/alcohol injection)
Cruise Speed 227 mph
Max Speed 314 mph
Range 2,200 miles
Service Ceiling 32,000 feet
Operating Weight Unknown
Max Payload Unknown
Max Takeoff Weight 52,414 pounds
Date Deployed 1954
Total Produced Unknown
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