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Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
Official Designation C-124C Globemaster II
Unofficial Nicknames Old Shakey, Shakemaster, Aluminum Cloud, Aluminum Overcast
Primary Role Strategic airlift
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Douglas Aircraft Corporation
Wingspan 174 feet
Length 130 feet, 5 inches
Height at Tail 48 feet, 4 inches
Armament None
Engines Four Pratt & Whitney R-4360-63A radials
Horsepower 3,800 shp each
Cruise Speed 230 mph
Max Speed 300 mph
Range 4,030 miles (with a 26,375 pound load)
Service Ceiling 18,400 feet
Operating Weight Unknown
Max Payload 74,000 pounds or 200 troops
Max Takeoff Weight 194,500 pounds
Date Deployed 1950
Total Produced 448 aircraft
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