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Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II flew as a prototype November 27th 1949. The Globemaster II had nose loading doors (pictured below) with vehicle loading ramps, a rear cargo hatch with an elevator for loading and an auxiliary floor for two deck loading. The C-124 had the capacity to load almost all of the Army Field Forces equipment. 446 Globemasters had been built by the time production ended on May 9th 1955.

Specifications; Engines C-124A (four) 2,608 kW. (3,500 hp.) Pratt & Whitney R-4360 20WA, C-124C (four) 2,832 kW. (3,800 hp.) Pratt & Whitney R-4530-63-A. Wing span; 53.07 m. ( 174' 1.5"), Length 39.75 m. (130' 5"), Maximum take-off weight; 88,223 kg. (194,500 lbs.), Cruising speed; 370 km/h (230 mph.), Range 10,975 km. (6,820 miles), Radar APS-42 fitted in the nose projection of the model C-124C production run.

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Douglas C-124C Globemaster II Aircraft Id# 0-100092

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Wings Over The Pacific was updated November 09, 1998