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Douglas C-54 (R5D) Skymaster
Official Designation C-54C (R5D) Skymaster
Unofficial Nicknames Sacred Cow
Primary Role Military transport
Secondary Role Presidential transport
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Douglas Aircraft Corporation
Wingspan 117 feet, 6 inches
Length 93 feet, 11 inches
Height at Tail 27 feet, 6 inches
Armament None
Engines Four Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radials
Horsepower 1,450 shp each
Cruise Speed 239 mph
Max Speed 300 mph
Range 3,900 miles
Service Ceiling 22,000 feet
Operating Weight Unknown
Max Payload 28,000 pounds or 49 troops
Max Takeoff Weight 73,000 pounds
Date Deployed 1942
Total Produced 1,164 aircraft
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