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Douglas C-53 Skytrooper



A military DC-3. Intended for troop transport; it did not have the reinforced floor and wide doors of the C-47.
General characteristics C-53
Primary function Transport
Power plant Two Pratt&Whitney R-1830-92 engines
Thrust 2x 1,180 HP 2x 880 kW
Speed 230 mph 370 km/h
Ceiling 23,950 ft 7,300 m
Range 1,350 miles 2,170 km
Freight 27 seats; 12,200 lb (5,535 kg)
Crew Four
Date deployed 1941

Jirka Wagner

 

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