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Douglas R4D-8 C-117D Skytrain

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Development

Entwicklung

The R4D-8 designation was applied to the post war Douglas conversion of the DC-3 into the Super DC-3. This version had a span of 27.43m + a length of 20.65m + 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-80 engines and a max. speed of 270 mph + 434 km/h.Earlier the US Navy had tested the prototype as XR4D-8.
The production aircraft were rebuilt from R4D-5s and R4D-6s and new construction numbers were assigned although the original serials were retained.

Bestellt

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Variants

Versionen

XR4D-8

Prototype + two rebuild

XR4D-8 Prototyp + zwei Maschinen umgebaut
R4D-8
C-117D

R4D-5 and R4D-6 aircraft fitted with modified wings and re-designed tail surfaces

R4D-8
C-117D
R4D-5 und R4D-6 Maschinen mit neuen Flügeln und überarbeitetem Höhen- und Seitenleitwerk
R4D-8L
LC-117D

R4D-8 converted for Antarctic use

R4D-8L
LC-117D
R4D-8 für den Einsatz in der Antarktis
R4D-8T
TC-117D

R4D-8 converted as crew trainers

R4D-8T
TC-117D
R4D-8 für den Einsatz als Trainer
R4D-8Z
VC-117D

R4D-8 converted as a staff transport

R4D-8Z
VC-117D
R4D-8 für den Einsatz Stabstransporter
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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

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Drawings

Zeichnungen

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Specifications

Technische Daten

Specifications

Mk. II

Wingspan

Spannweite

14.99 m

Length

Länge

12.12 m

Height

Höhe

4.62 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

37.62 m²

Engine

Motor

1 × Rolls-Royce Merlin 32 liquid-cooled V12 engine + 1,640 hp

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

367 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

4,250 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

6,409 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

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Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

5,080 m

Range

Reichweite

1,104 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

2 × 7.7 mm Vickers K machine guns in rear cockpit
820 kg of Bombs

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Serials

Seriennummern

Douglas C-117

XR4D-8

138659 + 138820

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R4D-8

12410 + 12412
12419 + 12420
12422 + 12425
12428 + 12431
12435 + 12437
12438 + 12439
12440 + 12441
12443 + 12445
17092 + 17097
17098 + 17102
17103 + 17108
17111 + 17116
17119 + 17122
17123 + 17124
17127 + 17140
17149 + 17150
17152 + 17153
17154 + 17156
17158 + 17160
17165 + 17166
17169 + 17171
17177 + 17179
17182 + 17188
17190 + 17191
17194 + 17196
17211 + 17216
17219 + 17241
17242 + 17248
17253 + 17255
17258 + 17270
17273 + 17281
17284 + 17287
39061 + 39064
39070 + 39071
39072 + 39080
39081 + 39084
39087 + 39096
39104 + 39109
50762 + 50772
50782 + 50784
50786 + 50796
50801 + 50804
50808 + 50812
50821 + 50823
50826 + 50833
50834 + 50835
50836 + 50838
99845 + 99853
99857

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R4D-8L

12441 + 17092
17154 + 17188
17219 + 17235
99853.

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R4D-8T

39104 + 39109
50786 + 99845
99853 + 99857

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R4D-8Z

17175 + 39097

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Total

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