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Aircraft Type: C-47A, S/N 43-48098, Skytrain, Douglas  

Mission: Cargo and troop transport  

Number built: Douglas built a total of 10,047 C-47s and derivatives. This does not include 149 civil aircraft impresses before delivery.  

Powerplant: Two Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp, 14-cylinder radial air-cooled engines, 1,200 horsepower each  

Weight: Empty 16,970 pounds, maximum takeoff weight 26,000 pounds   

Dimensions: Wingspan 95′, length 64’5″, height 16’11″  

Performance: Maximum speed 229 MPH at 8,500 feet, cruising speed 185 MPH at 10,000 feet, service ceiling 24,100 feet