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Douglas C-47 (R4D) Skytrain
Official Designation C-47D (R4D) Skytrain
Unofficial Nicknames Gooney Bird, Goon, Dizzy Three, Grand Old Lady, Old Methuselah
Primary Role Military transport
Secondary Role Aerial gunship
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Douglas Aircraft Corporation
Wingspan 95 feet, 6 inches
Length 63 feet, 10 inches
Height at Tail 17 feet
Armament See AC-47D
Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radials
Horsepower 1,200 shp each
Cruise Speed 175 mph
Max Speed 230 mph
Range 2,000 miles
Service Ceiling 24,000 feet
Operating Weight Unknown
Max Payload 7,500 pounds or 27 troops
Max Takeoff Weight 31,000 pounds
Date Deployed 1940
Total Produced Over 10,000 aircraft
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