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McDonnell Douglas C-9 Nightingale
Official Designation C-9A Nightingale
Primary Role Aeromedical evacuation (Med-Evac)
Secondary Role Troop transport
National Origin USA
Original Contractor McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Operator United States Air Force, United States Navy
Wingspan 93 feet, 3 inches (27.9m)
Length 119 feet, 3 inches (35.7m)
Height at Tail 27 feet, 5 inches (8.2m)
Armament None
Engines Two Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofans
Thrust 14,500 pounds (64.5kN) per engine
Cruise Speed 525 mph (845km/h)
Max Speed 565 mph (910km/h)
Range 1,739 nm (3,220km)
Service Ceiling 35,000 feet (10,606m)
Operating Weight 57,190 pounds (25,940kg)
Max Payload 31,125 pounds (14,118kg)
Max Takeoff Weight 108,000 pounds (48,600kg)
Basic Crew Eight
Date Deployed 1968
Total in Service Unknown
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