Douglas C-47D 'Skytrain'

  Base model:C-47
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
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  Length: 64' 5" 19.6 m
  Height:16' 11" 5.1 m
  Wingspan: 95' 28.9 m
  Gross Weight: 33,000 lb 14,965 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
  Horsepower (each): 1200

  Range: 1,513 miles 2,436 km
  Cruise Speed: 175 mph 281 km/h 151 kt
  Max Speed: 232 mph 373 km/h 201 kt
  Ceiling: 24,450 ft 7,452 m

Examples of this type may be found at
Grissom Air Park - Heritage Museum FoundationGrissom AFBIndiana
Kelly AFBKelly AFBTexas
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial ParkMobileAlabama
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
Yankee Air MuseumBellevilleMichigan

C-47D on display

Grissom Air Park - Heritage Museum Foundation

United States Air Force Museum

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park


Recent comments by our visitors
 Scott A. Young
 Dallas, OR
I am a volunteer for The Captain Micheal King Smith Evergreen Aviation Educational Institute in McMinnville, Oregon. We have a C-47A that we are restoring to static display condition. We were given a minor history of the aircraft: dropped paratroopers into Normandy on DDay(supposedly 101st AB) also dropped troops into Belgium, participated in drops during The Battle of the Bulge, and then dropped troops in the Rhine crossing. After the war, (in 1952) it saw service with West Coast Airlines out of Seattle, Wa. as a civilian airliner.
The USAAF plate is labled - "TYPE: C-47a-35-DL, SERIAL #AC43-15512, ORDER #AC-32725".

The Douglas conversion was done 2-17-48 "Factory #19978, Model C47A-R1830-92"

The civilian Certification Reads as:
"West Coast Airlines
Georgetown Station
Seattle 8, Washington
Registration # N62376
Douglas Serial # 19978

The numbers would have likely changed to those mentioned in the latter above after conversion.

Can anyone help us out in discovering more of this aircraft's history based on the information I have provided? Or suggest anywhere that I may find out more?

Thank You.
Scott A. Young
06/06/2000 @ 22:16 [ref: 281]


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