June 14-16, 2024

RickenBacker International Airport Columbus, Ohio

C-47 Skytrain "Hairless Joe"


The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators.


Model: C-47D
Registration: 44-76716
Wingspan: 95′ 0″
Empty Weight: 18,135 lb
Gross Weight: 26,000 lb
Max Speed: 230 mph
Cruise Speed: 160 mph
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp
Range: 1,600 mi
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, termed it one of the most vital pieces of military equipment used in winning the war.

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