List of US military transport aircraft.
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Naming categories: C (_USAAC, _USAAF, _USAF, _USN)
L (_USAAC, _USAAF, _USAF, USN)
U (_USAAC, _USAAF, _USAF, USN)
R (USN)
J (USN)
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H (USN)
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AE Piper AE
Also known as the HE.
AC-1 De Havilland Canada AC-1
Original US Army designation for the DHC-4.
C-1 Douglas C-1
USAAC cargo and troop transport. 27 built.
Year: 1925
C-1 Grumman C-1 Trader
A COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery) version of the S-2 Tracker
anti-submarine aircraft.
Type: C-1A
Year: 1952 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 1100kW Wright R-1820-82WA
Speed: 467km/h Ceiling: 7000m Range: 1500km
Freight: 9 seats.
GB Beech GB Traveller
Navy version of the UC-43
GH Howard GH Nightingale
Transport / ambulance aircraft developed from the civil
DGA-15/16 transport.
Type: GH-1
Year: 1941 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 330kW P&W R-985-AN-2
Speed: 265km/h Ceiling: 6100m Range: 1130km
Freight: 3 seats
GK Fairchild GK
Navy version of the UC-61.
GV Lockheed GV Hercules
Navy designation for C-130.
HE Piper HE
Ambulance version of the L-4 for the USN.
JA Noorduyn JA Norseman
Navy designation of UC-64
JD Douglas JD-1
Navy version of the A-26 Invader; used for target towing.
Type: A-26B
Year: 1944 Crew: 3 Engines: 2 * 1470kW P&W R-2800-27
Speed: 517km/h Ceiling: 6700m Range: 2900km
JF Grumman JF
Utility amphibian. Initial production of the J2F.
JL Columbia XJL-1
Mid-wing amphibian. Two prototypes only. Intended to replace the
J2F Duck.
Type: XJL-1
Year: 1946 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 1350hp Wright R-1820-56
Speed: 322km/h Ceiling: Range: 3330km
Freight: 6 seats
JM Martin JM
Navy version of the AT-23 / TB-26G training version of the
B-26 Marauder. Used for target towing.
Type: B-26G
Year: 1944 Crew: 7 Engines: 2 * 1470kW P&W R-2800-43
Speed: 455km/h Ceiling: 6050m Range: 1770km
Freight:
JO Lockheed JO
Lockheed model 12; equivalent to C-40.
JRB Budd JRB Conestoga
Renamed RB.
JRB Beech JRB
Equivalent to UC-45
JRC Cessna JRC
Equivalent to UC-78
JRF Grumman JRF Goose
Utility amphibian. Version of civil G-21.
Type: JRF-5
Year: Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 330kW P&W R-985-AN-6
Speed: 323km/h Ceiling: 6400m Range: 1030km
Freight: 4 to 7 seats
JRM Martin JRM Mars
Transport version of the PB2M flying boat. Seven built.
Type: JRM-2
Year: 1943 Crew: 4 Engines: 4 * 2200hp Wright R-3350-18
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight: 9300kg, 132 seats.
JRS Sikorsky JRS
S-43 flying boat used by the USN.
Type: S-43
Year: 1936 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 550kW P&W Hornet
Speed: 315km/h Ceiling: 6100m Range: 1300km
Freight: 15 seats
JW Waco JW
Biplane. Waco model C.
L-1 Stinson L-1 Vigilant
The little vigilant was an useful liaison aircraft.
Type: L-1
Year: Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 220kW Lycoming R-680-9
Speed: 196km/h Ceiling: 3900m Range: 450km
Freight:
RB Budd RB Conestoga
For a 1942 design the RB looks very modern, with an
upswept tail and a ramp. But it ran into
development problems. The USAAF cancelled their 600 C-93's.
The USN bought 17 RB-1's instead of 200 and quickly sold them.
Type: RB-1
Year: 1944 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 1200hp P&W R-1830-92
Speed: 315km/h Ceiling: Range: 1120km
Freight:
RN Stinson Reliant
Navy designation for the UC-81. Lend-Lease to GB.
RO Lockheed RO
One Lockheed DL-2A Altair
RY Consolidated RY
Navy version of the C-87. The RY-3 was a freight version of the
PB4Y-2 Privateer.
TF Grumman TF
Renamed C-1.
U-1 De Havilland Canada U-1
The DHC-3 Otter.
Type: DHC-3
Year: 1952 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 440kW P&W R-1340-S1N1-G
Speed: 260km/h Ceiling: 5700m Range: 1540km
Freight: seats 9 to 14
UF Grumman UF Albatross
Also known as the HU-16
UO Piper UO
Also known as U-11
UV Lockheed UV Jetstar
Navy designation for C-140.
C-2 Fokker C-2
Fokker F7B/3m transport. The C-2A 'Question Mark' stayed in the
air for 150h, with the help of aerial refuelling.
C-2 Grumman C-2 Greyhound
A COD version of the E-2 Hawkeye, with a larger and deeper
fuselage.
Type: C-2A
Year: Crew: 3 Engines: 2 * 3660kW Allison T56-A-425
Speed: 574km/h Ceiling: 10210m Range: 1930km
Freight: 6804kg, 28 seats.
CV-2 De Havilland Canada CV-2
US Army designation for the DHC-4. Renamed C-7.
J2F Grumman J2F Duck
Amphibian utility aircraft.
Type: J2F-6
Year: 1937 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 770kW Wright R-1830-54
Speed: 283km/h Ceiling: 6100m Range:
Freight: 5 seats, 1*mg7.7mm, depth-charges 147kg
JR2F Grumman JR2F Albatross
Also known as the HU-16 or UF.
J2W Waco J2W
Three seat cabin biplane.
L-2 Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper
Taylorcraft built the original Cub. The L-2 had tandem seating.
Type: L-2A
Year: Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 47kW Continental O-170-3
Speed: 142km/h Ceiling: 3060m Range: 370km
Freight:
PB2Y Consolidated PB2Y-3R and PB2Y-5R
Transport version of the PB2Y Coronado patrol flying boat. All
armament removed; turrets faired over.
Type: PB2Y-3R
Year: 1941 Crew: 5 Engines: 4 * 1200 P&W R-1830-92
Speed: 310km/h Ceiling: Range: 1710km
Freight: 7246kg, 44 seats
R2D Douglas R2D
Navy version of C-32.
R2O Lockheed R2O
Navy designation of Lockheed 10A
R2Y Consolidaed Vultee R2Y
Model 39 transport. Used PB4Y Privateer wings and tail. One built.
Went to American Airlines.
Type: R2Y-1
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: 384km/h Ceiling: Range: 6400km
U-2 Lockheed U-2
The U-2, a high-flying recconaissance aircraft, was camouflaged
by this inoccent name.
G-3 Waco CG-3
Troop carrying glider. Crew of 2, seven seats. Towing speed 192km/h.
Approx 100 built, used mainly as trainers.
L-3 Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper
The Aeronca Defender and Super-Chief light aircraft. Used mainly
for training.
Type: L-3
Year: Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 47kW Continental O-170-3
Speed: 139km/h Ceiling: 2400m Range: 300km
Freight: 2
R3D Douglas R3D
Rather unsuccesful high-wing transport, the Douglas DC-5.
Twelve built. Seven for the USN, five for KLM.
Type: R3D-1
Year: Crew: 2 Engines:
Speed: 356km/h Ceiling: Range:
Freight: 14 seats
R3O Lockheed R3O
Navy designation for Lockheed 12
R3Y Convair R3Y Tradewind
The P5Y patrol flying boat was converted to the R3Y transport. Eleven
built. Their career was short due to engine problems.
Type: R3Y-2
Year: 1955 Crew: 5 Engines : 4 * 4100kW Allison T40-A-10
Speed: 386mph Ceiling: Range:
Freight: 48000lbs.
U-3 Cessna U-3
The Cessna 310C.
Type: 310
Year: 1954 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 213kW Continental IO-520-M
Speed: 383km/h Ceiling: 6020m Range: 2800km
Freight: 4 to 5 seats
US-3 Lockhedd US-3 Viking
Utility version of the S-3 Viking ASW aircraft.
Flew in 1976. 1700kg, or 6 seats.
G-4 Waco CG-4
Much used troop transport glider. Extensively used on D-day.
Year: 1941 Crew: 2 Seats: 13 Towing Speed: 200km/h.
J4F Grumman J4F Widgeon
Widely used utility amphibian.
Type: J4F-2
Year: 1941 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 150kW Ranger L-440-5
Speed: 245km/h Ceiling: 4450m Range: 1470km
Freight: 3 to 5 seats
L-4 Piper L-4 Grasshopper
Widely used as liaison and artillery spotting aircraft.
Type: L-4
Year: 1941 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 47kW Continental O-170-3
Speed: 137km/h Ceiling: 2830m Range: 300km
Freight:
R4C Curtiss R4C Condor
Two BT-32 Condors operated by the USN.
Two Wright Cyclone engines.
R4D Douglas R4D
Navy designation of the DC-3/C-47 family. The R4D-1 to R4D-8 were
the C-47, C-49, C-53, C-53C, C-47A, C-47B, TC-47B and YC-47F.
R4O Lockheed R4O
Navy designation for Lockheed 14 Super Electra.
U-4 Aerocommander U-4
Aerocommander 560.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-5 Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Until the advent of the An-124 the C-5 was the world's largest
aircraft. It was designed to carry the heaviest army equipment.
Possible loads include two M-1 Abrams tanks, six QH-64 helicopters
or ten pershing missiles.
Type: C-5A
Year: 1971 Crew: 5 Engines: 4 * 18600kg G.E. TF39-GE-1
Speed: 919km/h Ceiling: 10360m Range: 12460m
Freight: 120240kg, up to 345seats, but normally only 75 seats
on the upper deck.
L-5 Stinson L-5 Sentinel
More than 3700 were used by the military.
Type: L-5
Year: 1941 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 135kW Lycoming O-435-1
Speed: 210km/h Ceiling: 4810m Range: 805km
Freight: The L-5B could carry 200lbs.
R5D Douglas R5D
Navy version of the C-54
R5O Lockheed R5O
Navy version of C-56, C-59 and C-60.
U-5 Helio U-5
The Helio H-500 Twin Courier
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-6 Beechcraft VC-6
A VIP-transport version of the A90 King Air.
Type: C90
Year: 1970 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 410kW P&WC PT6A-21
Speed: 412km/h Ceiling: 8700m Range: 2230km
Freight: 4 to 8 seats
L-6 Interstate L-6 Grasshopper
Insterstate S-1B Cadet, a military liaison/observation development
of the civil S-1A.
Type: L-6
Year: 1940 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 75kW Franklin 0-200-5
Speed: 167km/h Ceiling: Range: 870km
Freight:
R6O Lockheed R6O Constellation
Renamed R6V.
R6V Lockheed R6V Constitution
Large but underpowered troop-transport aircraft intended for use in the
Pacific. Two built.
Type: XR6V-1
Year: 1946 Crew: 12 Engines: 4 * 2200kW P&W
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight: 168 seats
U-6 De Havilland Canada U-6
The DHC-2 Beaver.
Type: DHC-2
Year: 1948 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 330kW P&W R-985
Speed: 260km/h Ceiling: 5500m Range: 1200km
Freight: 4-5 seats
C-7 De Havilland Canada C-7
The DHC-4A Caribou.
Type: DHC-4A
Year: 1958 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 1070kW P&W R-2000-7M2
Speed: 350km/h Ceiling: 7560m Range: 2100km
Freight: 4000kg, 32 seats
G-7 Laister-Kaufmann XCG-7
Glider transport, somewhat smaller than the CG-10 of the
same manufacturer. One pilot, seven troops.
L-7 Universal L-7
All 19 ordered were lend-leased to the Free French.
Type: L-7A
Year: Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 75kW Franklin O-200-1
Speed: 193km/h Ceiling: 4570m Range: 930km
Freight:
R7V Lockheed R7V Constellation.
Navy version of the C-69 Constellation. The R7V-2 had P&W T34
turboprops and a top speed of 640km/h.
U-7 Piper U-7
Also known as the L-21
L-8 Interstate L-8
Interstate S-1A Cadet, the civil version of the L-6, acquired
secondhand by the USAAF.
C-8 De Havilland Canada C-8
The DHC-5 Buffalo, a development of the DHC-4 Caribou with
turboprop engines. The XC-8A tested a hovercraft landing gear.
Type: DHC-5D
Year: 1976 Crew: 3 Engines: 2 * 2335kW G.E. CT64-820-4
Speed: 467km/h Ceiling: 9450m Range: 3208km
Freight: 8165kg, 41 seats
C-8 Fairchild C-8
Fairchild model 71. Used as photograpic aircraft. (?)
Also known as the UC-96.
R8V Lockheed R8V Hercules.
Renamed C-130.
U-8 Beechcraft U-8 Seminole
The Beechcraft 50 Twin Bonanza or the Queen Air,
also known as the L-23.
Type: U-8D
Year: Crew: Engines: 2 * 254kW Lycoming O-480-1
Speed: 375km/h Ceiling: Range: 2170km
Freight: 6 seats
C-9 Douglas C-9B
Verion of the DC-9 sr.30 airliner.
Type: C-9B
Year: 1973 Crew: 3 Engines:
Speed: 927km/h Ceiling: Range: 4704km
Freight:
L-9 Stinson L-9
Variation on the L-5
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
U-9 Aerocommander U-9
Aerocommander 560, also known as the L-26
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-10 Beechcraft C-10
Beechcraft model 115, cancelled.
C-10 McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender
The KC-10 is based on the DC-10/MD-11 series of commercial airliners
and succeeded the KC-137 as tanker aircraft.
Type: KC-10A
Year: 1980 Crew: 4 Engines: 3 * 23814kg G.E. CF6-50C2
Speed: Ceiling: Range: 7030km
Freight: Can be used as a freighter carrying 77120kg.
G-10 Laister-Kaufmann XCG-10A
This was a large experimental transport glider. I could carry 30
troops or 5 tons. Built of wood.
U-10 Helio U-10 Super Courier
Type: U-10
Year: 1959 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 220kW Lycoming GO-480-G1D6
Speed: 270km/h Ceiling: 6250m Range: 2200km
Freight: 5 seats
C-11 Gulfstream VC-11
VIP transport version of the Gulfstream II Biz-Jet
Type: Gulfstream II
Year: 1966 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 50.7kN R.R. Spey Mk511-8
Speed: 936km/h Ceiling: 13100m Range: 6025km
Freight: 19 seats
U-11 Piper U-11
The Piper PA-23 Aztec.
Type: Aztec F
Year: 1978 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 187kW Lycoming IO-540-C4B5
Speed: 346km/h Ceiling: 5775m Range: 2445km
Freight: 4 seats
C-12 Lockheed Y1C-12
One Lockheed DL-1 Vega.
C-12 Beech C-12 Huron
Version of the Beech A/B200 and 1900 Super King Air.
Some were also used with the designation U-21; and a number
of them were used as RC-12 Gurdrail V intelligence aircraft.
Type: C-12A
Year: 1975 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 559kW P&WC PT6A-38
Speed: 530km/h Ceiling: Range:
Freight: 8 seats
C-13 Beech C-13
Later redesignated U-25 Huron, and cancelled.
G-13 WACO CG-13
Large glider transport. Capable of carrying 42 troops.
C-14 Boeing YC-14
Only two were built of this STOL freighter. STOL effect was due
to the engine exhaust blowing over the upper wing, using the
Coanda effect.
Type: YC-14
Year: 1976 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 227kN GE CF6-50D
Speed: 811km/h Ceiling: 13716m Range: 4815km
Freight: 36740kg, up to 150 seats.
C-15 McDonnell Douglas YC-15
The YC-15 was slightly more succesful than the YC-14, becasue
it was the basis for the C-17. Still, only two were built and
the USAF postponed the procurement of new transports. STOL effect
was created by blowing special flaps with underwing engines.
Type: YC-15
Year: 1975 Crew: 2 Engines: 4 * 7250kg P&W JT8D-17
Speed: 861km/h Ceiling: Range: 4810km
Freight: 28122kg, up to 150 seats.
G-15 WACO CG-15
Development of the CG-4. Two pilots, 16 seats, and towing speed of
288km/h.
L-15 Boeing L-15 Scout
Of the Boeing model 451 light recce aircraft were only 12 built.
It was an unusual light aircraft with a high wing, an extensively
glazed cockpit and a boom carrying the tail surfaces.
Type: XL-15
Year: 1947 Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
G-16 General Airborne CG-16
The XCG-16A of 1944 was a flying-wing, twin-boom glider
transport aircraft. Could carry 40 troops or 3635kg; crew of two.
A-16 Grumman SA-16 Albatross
'SA' for 'Search Amphibian'. Later renamed HU-16.
U-16 Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Previously called UF-1 by the USN. The Albatross was probably the
most succesfull post-WWII flying boat. It was used mainly as a
search & rescue aircraft.
Type: HU-16B
Year: 1957 Crew: 4 Engines: 2 * 1048kW Wright R-1820-76A
Speed: 380km/h Ceiling: 6550m Range: 5280km
Freight:
B-17 Boeing CB-17
Some B-17 Flying Fortress bombers were stripped of armament and
used as CB-17 transports.
C-17 Lockheed Y1C-17
One Lockheed model DL-1B Speed Vega.
C-17 McDonnell Douglas C-17
STOL long-range heavy-lift aircraft, currently entering service.
Type: C-17
Year: 1993 Crew: 3 Engines: 4 185.5kN * P&W F-117-PW-100
Speed: 648km/h Ceiling: Range: 4445km
Freight: Hold designed around six 900kg trucks; ability to carry the
M-1 Abrams. Room for 150 paratroops.
G-17 Douglas CG-17
The XCG-17 was a glider verion of the C-47, intended to be towed
by a C-47. Towing speed was 464km/h, and it could carry
6356kg or 40 troops.
L-17 Ryan L-17
Renamed U-18
U-17 Cessna U-17 Skywagon
The Cessna 185
Type: Cessna 185
Year: 1961 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 244kW Continental IO-520-D
Speed: 286km/h Ceiling: 5230m Range: 1335km
Freight: up to 5 seats
C-18 Boeing EC-18
The C-18A was a 707-320C freighter. Of the eight bought by the USAF,
two were rebuilt as EC-18C, two as EC-18D and four as EC-18B.
G-18 CG-18
Transport glider.
Year: 1946
L-18 Piper L-18
The L-18 was the Super Cub.
Type: Super Cub
Year: 1951 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 112 kW Lycoming O-320
Speed: 208km:h Ceiling: 5800m Range: 735km
Freight:
U-18 Ryan U-18 Navion
Former North American Navion.
B-19 Douglas B-19
The XB-19A was, despite its B-letter, a freighter conversion of
the huge XB-19 bomber prototype. The R-3350 engines were replaced with
Allison V-3420's, all armament was removed, and the
fuselage rearranged.
C-19 Boeing C-19
Boeing 747's in commercial service that are equipped with extra
doors and reinforced floors to be avialable as military transports.
Operated with government subsidy to compensate for the additional
5900kg weight.
C-19 Northrop C-19
The YC-19 was a militarized Northrop Alpha mailplane.
Three built.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines: 1 * 420hp P&W Wasp
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
L-19 Cessna L-19 Birddog
Military version of the Cessna Mountaineer.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
U-19 Stinson U-19 Sentinel
Stinson V-76, former L-5G.
C-20 Gulfstream C-20
VIP transport version of the Gulfstream III
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
L-20 De Havilland Canada L-20
Also in service as U-6. (????)
C-21 Learjet C-21
Learjet 35A. The USAF leased 80 of them in 1985, bought
them in 1986. Used to transport high-priority spares and people.
Type: C-21A
Year: 1985 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 15.6kN Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Speed: 872km/h Ceiling: 13715m Range: 2240km
Freight: 1360kg, 8 seats.
L-21 Piper L-21
Another Super Cub.
Type: L-21B
Year: 1952 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 110kW Lycoming O-320
Speed: 200km/h Ceiling: 5800m Range: 735km
Freight:
U-21 Beech U-21
Beech Super King Air. Mainly RU-21J and RU-21H Guardrail intelligence
aircraft. Also known as C-12.
V-22 Bell-Boeing CV-22 Osprey
USAF special operations version of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor
VTOL aircraft. Would carry 12 troops.
Type: V-22
Year: Crew: 3 Engines: 2 * 4586kW Allison T406-AD-400
Speed: 556km/h Ceiling: 7925m Range: 3340km
Freight: 9072kg, 24 troops.
U-22 Beechcraft U-22
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-23 Lockheed Y1C-23
Lockheed DL-2A Altair.
C-23 Shorts C-23 Sherpa
Freighter versin of the Shorts 330-200 commuter. Used for the
transport of high-priority spares and people.
Type: C-23A
Year: 1984 Crew: 3 Engines: 2 * 893kW P&WC PT6A-45R
Speed: 352km/h Ceiling: Range: 1240km
Freight: 3320kg, 33 seats
L-23 Beechcraft L-23
Also known as the U-8.
U-23 Fairchild/Pilatus U-23 Peacemaker
The PC-6 Porter in USAF form.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines: 1
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
V-23 Skytrader UV-23
STOL utility aircraft, tested by the USAF
as special operations transport.
Type: UV-23
Year: 1989 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 761kW Turbomeca Astazou XVI
Speed: 371km/h Ceiling: 9145m Range: 2130km
Freight: 19 seats
B-24 Consolidated CB-24 Liberator
Some Liberators were stripped of their equipment and armament and
used as transports called CB-24.
C-24 McDonnell Douglas EC-24A
A 'fleet electronic warfare support' version of the DC-8-54F.
Crew of 10, range 8895km. Additional room for 1360kg cargo
and 20 seats.
U-24 Helio U-24
Helio H-550A Stallion.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-25 Boeing C-25
The VC-25A is a presidential aircraft, a 747. Two built.
Type: VC-25A
Year: Crew: 23 Engines: 4 * 252.4kN G.E. F103-GE-102
Speed: Ceiling: Range: 11120km
Freight: 80 seats
U-25 Beech U-25 Huron
Cancelled. Beech A-200 Huron.
U-25 Dassault-Breguet HU-25 Guardian
The US Coast Guard bought 41 HU-25A's. They are developed from the
Falcon 20. Eight were modified to 'Night Stalker' drugs intercept
aircraft.
Type: HU-25A
Year: 1979 Crew: 5 Engines: 2 * 2400kg Garret AiResearch ATF3-6
Speed: M0.8 Ceiling: Range: 4185km
Freight:
C-26 Fairchild C-26A Metro III
Type: Metro III
Year: Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 746kW Garrett TPE331-11U-612G
Speed: 459km/h Ceiling: 8140m Range: 1970km
Freight:
L-26 Aerocommander L-26
Renamed U-4
U-26 Cessna U-26A Turbo Stationcar
Cessna TU206 Skywagon.
C-27 Requirement for twin-turboprop STOL aircraft.
C-27 Fairchild C-27
Fairchild was Fokker's representative in the USA. The UC-27A was a
Fokker F.27 Friendship used by the USN. (Originally sold to
Pepsi-Cola...)
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
L-27 Cessna L-27
Renamed U-3
U-27 Cessna U-27A Caravan
Cessna model 208 utility transport.
Type: U-27A
Year: Crew: Engines: 1 * 447kW P&WC PT6A-114
Speed: 341km/h Ceiling: 7770m Range: 2010km
Freight:
L-28 Helio L-28
Also known as the U-10.
C-32 Douglas C-32
Military version of the DC-2.
Type: C-32A
Year: 1936 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 560kW Wright SGR-1820-F-52
Speed: 340km/h Ceiling: 6840m Range:
Freight: 14-16 seats.
C-33 Douglas C-33
The small number of C-33's were C-32 with a larger tail and
wider doors.
C-34 Douglas C-34
The difference between the C-32 and the YC-34 was mainly in the
interior. Only two built.
C-35 Lockeed C-35
The XC-35 was an experimental high-altitude version
of the famous Lockheed 10 Electra. One built.
UC-36 Lockheed C-36
The C-36 was another variation on the Lockheed 10 Electra.
Type: UC-36
Year: 1935 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 330kW P&W R-985-13
Speed: 309km/h Ceiling: 5920m Range: 1410km
Freight: 10 seats.
C-37 Lockheed C-37
Yet another Lockheed Electra in military service...
C-38 Douglas C-38
The C-38 was a C-33 with a DC-3 tail. One built.
C-39 Douglas C-39
The C-39 was another C-33 variation with even more DC-3 parts than
the C-38. 35 were built.
C-40 Lockheed C-40
The C-40 was a militarized Lockheed 12 or 212 Electra Junior.
Type: UC-40A
Year: Crew: 2 Engines: 3 * 330kW P&W Wasp Junior SB
Speed: 344km/h Ceiling: 6800m Range: 1705km
Freight: 5 pass.
C-41 Douglas C-41
The C-41 was a reengined C-39. One C-41 and one C-14A built.
C-42 Douglas C-42
The C-42 was a reengined C-39. One built.
C-43 Beech UC-43 Traveler
The Beech 17, an elegant high-performance biplane.
Type: UC-43
Year: 1942 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 330kW P&W R-985-AN-1
Speed: 312km/h Ceiling: 6100m Range: 800km
Freight: 4 seats.
C-45 Beech C-45 Expeditor
One of the many forms in wich the Beech 18 was used by the military.
In all, more than 4000 military model 18's were built.
Type: C-45F
Year: 194n Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 330kW P&W R-985-AN-1
Speed: 362km/h Ceiling: 6250m Range: 1630km
Freight: 5 or 7 seats.
C-46 Curtiss C-46 Commando
The C-46 was pressed into service too early to help the transports
over the 'Hump' to China, and had a lot of problems at first.
Was a succesfull and widely used freighter.
Type: C-46
Year: 1943 Crew: 4 Engines: 2 * 1480kW P&W R-2800-51
Speed: 434km/h Ceiling: 8410m Range: 2570km
Freight: 4535kg or 40 seats
C-47 Douglas C-47 Skytrain
The military DC-3, best known as the 'Dakota'. One of the most
succesfull aircraft ever, and praised by Eisenhower amongst the
most important instruments of WWII. More than 13300 of the DC-3
in all its forms were built -- this included Japanese and Soviet
production.
Type: C-47
Year: 1941 Crew: 3 Engines: 2 * 880kW P&W R-1830-92
Speed: 368km/h Ceiling: 7100m Range: 2400km
Freight: 4500kg or 28 seats.
C-48 Douglas C-48
A military DC-3, civil impressement. P&W R-1830. Some were
DST sleeper transports.
C-49 Douglas C-49
A military DC-3, civil impressement. Wright R-1820-71. Also
some DST's.
C-50 Douglas C-50
A military DC-3, civil impressement. Wright R-1820-85.
C-51 Douglas C-51
A military DC-3. Wright R-1820-33. Paratroop
transport, one built.
C-52 Douglas C-52
A military DC-3. Built to civil contracts taken over by the USAAF;
paratroop transport. P&W R-1830-51.
C-53 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.
Type: C-53
Year: 1941 Crew: 4 Engines: 2 * 880kW P&W R-1830-92
Speed: 370km/h Ceiling: 7300m Range: 2170km
Freight: 27 seats, 5535kg
C-54 Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Also know in civil form as the DC-4. Production began with
military aircraft; in three years, C-54's made
79642 crossings of the Atlantic; only three were lost. After WWII
production reverted to airliners.
Type: C-54G
Year: 1941 Crew: Engines: 4 * 1070kW P&W R-2000-9
Speed: 440km/h Ceiling: 6860m Range: 6240km
Freight:
C-55 Curtiss C-55
A variant of the C-46 Commando.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-56 Lockheed C-56 Lodestar
Militarized Lockheed Lodestar, civil impressement.
Wright GR-1820-G1O2A.
C-57 Lockheed C-57 Lodestar
Militarized Lockheed Lodestar, civil impressement.
P&W R-1830-51.
C-58 Douglas C-58
Transport modification of the B-18 Bolo.
Type: B-18A
Year: 1937 Crew: 6 Engines: 2 * 740kW Wright R-1820-53
Speed: 346km/h Ceiling: 8080m Range: 4500km
Freight: 2550kg
C-59 Lockheed C-59 Lodestar
Militarized Lockheed Lodestar, civil impressement.
P&W R-1690 Hornet. Crew of 4, 14 seats.
C-60 Lockheed C-60 Lodestar
Militarized Lockheed 18 Lodestar.
Type: C-60A
Year: 1941 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 880kW Wright R-1820-87
Speed: 410km/h Ceiling: 8230m Range: 2670km
Freight: 21 seats
C-61 Fairchild UC-61 Forwarder
Adaption of the model 24 four-seat commercial monoplane.
Type: UC-61K
Year: 1944 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 200hp Ranger L-440-7
Speed: 198km/h Ceiling: 3880m Range: 745km
Freight: 3 seats
C-63 Lockheed C-63
An A-29 Hudson equipped with benches for troop transport.
Later renamed A-29A.
C-64 Noorduyn C-64 Norseman
A Canada-built transport aircraft. The C-64B had floats.
Type: UC-64A
Year: 1935 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 440kW P&W R-1340-AN-1
Speed: 260km/h Ceiling: 5180m Range: 960km
Freight: 8 seats.
C-66 Lockheed C-66 Lodestar
Militarized Lockheed Lodestar, civil impressement.
Wright R-1820.
C-67 Douglas UC-67
The UC-67 was a conversion of the B-23 bomber, itself a
development of the B-18. Twelve were converted of 38 B-23's built.
Type: B-23
Year: Crew: 4 Engines: 2 * 1600hp P&W R-2600-3
Speed: 454km/h Ceiling: 9600m Range: 2340km
Freight:
C-68 Douglas C-68
One more designation assigned to a DC-3 like aircraft. Two
DC-3A taken over from airlines. P&W R-1830.
C-69 Lockheed C-69 Constellation
Military Lockheed L-49 Constellation.
Type: L-749
Year: 1944 Crew: 5 Engines: 4 * 1840kW Wright GR-3350-BD1
Speed: 560km/h Ceiling: 7620m Range: 4000km
Freight: 44 to 81 seats
C-70 Howard UC-70
USAF Designation for the GH. Howard DGA-12, 15J, 8 and 9.
C-71 Spartan UC-71
The Spartan Executive. 16 were used by the USAAF.
Type:
Year: Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 295kW P&W R-985-33
Speed: 348km/h Ceiling: 7370m Range: 1520km
Freight: 4 seats
C-72 Waco UC-72
Four-seat biplane, designed as navigational trainer.
Production ceased in 1942; many civil aircraft acquired
by the USAAF.
C-73 Boeing C-73
The Boeing 247D too was pressed in to military service.
Type: C-73
Year: 1932 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 400kW P&W Wasp S1H-1G
Speed: 322km/h Ceiling: 5160m Range: 1200km
Freight:
C-74 Douglas C-47 Globemaster
The first Globemaster. Greatly enlarged DC-4. Used also
the DC-7 designation. Only 14 built.
Type: C-74
Year: 1945 Crew: Engines: 4 * 2200kW P&W R-4360-49
Speed: 523km/h Ceiling: 6645m Range: 12550km
Freight: 25400kg
C-75 Boeing C-75 Stratoliner
Boeing model 307. Ten built. Exchanged by Panam, TWA and
the USAAF. B-17 tail and wings with a new fuselage.
Type: C-75
Year: 1939 Crew: 5 Engines: 4 * 810kW Wright GR-1820
Speed: 396km/h Ceiling: Range: 3850km
Freight: 33seats
C-76 Curtiss Wright C-76 Caravan
Twin-engined all-wood assault transport. 25 built.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-78 Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
Used as advanced trainer and light transport.
Type: UC-78
Year: 1941 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 180kW Jacobs R-755-9
Speed: 315km/h Ceiling: 6700m Range: 1200km
Freight: 4 seats
C-79 Junkers C-79 (?????)
Junkers Ju52/3m
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-80 Harlow UC-80
Four used by the USAAF.
Type: UC-80
Year: Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 105kW Warner Super Scarab 50A
Speed: 241km/h Ceiling: 4720m Range: 805km
Freight: 3 seats
C-81 Stinson UC-81 Reliant
Four/five seat bussiness and sports monoplane. Built for the USAAF
as transport and trainer (AT-19).
Type: UC-81
Year: 1938 Crew: 4 Engines: 1 * 290hp Lycoming R-680-13
Speed: 226km/h Ceiling: 5500m Range: 1285km
Freight: 18 seats
C-82 Fairchild C-82 Packet
Fairchild F-78 twin-boom transport. Design began in 1941 and
prototype flew in 1944. Most were cancelled when the war ended,
because the more developed C-119 was preferred. 220 built.
Type: C-82
Year: 1945 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 2100hp P&W R-2800-22
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-83 Piper UC-83
Also known as the L-4
C-84 Douglas C-84
Douglas DC-3B's taken over from airlines. Wright R-1820-G202A.
Four built.
C-85 Lockheed UC-85
A Lockheed 9D-2 Orion.
C-87 Consolidated C-87 Liberator
The C-87 was a B-24 bomber with the guns removed, that proved useful
as a long-range transport. Some 280 were built.
Type: C-87
Year: Crew: 5 Engines: 4 * 880kW P&W R-1830-43
Speed: 492km/h Ceiling: 9500m Range: 4670km
Freight: 3990kg, 25 seats.
C-93 Budd C-93 Conestoga
USAF designation of the RB.
C-96 Fairchild UC-96
Fairchil model 71.
Type: 71
Year: 1928 Crew: Engines: 1 * 305kW P&W R-1340-1
Freight: seven seats.
C-97 Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter.
Boeing model 367, derived form the civel 377 Stratocruiser. It
combined the B-29 wing with a new fuselage. Also used as KC-97
Stratotanker. Later KJC-97 had two additional jet engines.
Type: KC-97G
Year: 1953 Crew: 7 Engines: 4 * 2570kW P&W R-436-59B
Speed: 595km/h Ceiling: 9144m Range: 6920m
Freight:
C-98 Boeing C-98
Boeing model 314 Clipper transatlantic flying boat.
Type: 314
Year: 1938 Crew: 10 Engines: 4 * 1100 kW Wright R-2600
Speed: 311km/h Ceiling: 4080m Range: 5630km
Freight: 74 seats
C-99 Convair C-99
The only XC-99 built was a large transport developed from the
B-36. The XC-99 proved too large for its customer.
Type: XC-99
Year: 1947 Crew: Engines: 6 * 2205kW P&W R-4360-41
Speed: 485km/h Ceiling: Range: 13030km
Freight: 45000kg, or up to 400 seats.
C-100 Handley Page C-100
Handley Page HP-137 Mk.3M, a version of the British commuter aircraft.
Cancelled.
Type: C-100A
Year: Crew: Engines: 2 * Garett TPE 331
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-101 Lockheed UC-101
The Lockheed Vega high-wing transport, made famous by
long-distance flights in the pre-war years.
Type: UC-101
Year: Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 330kW P&W R-1340
Speed: 306km/h Ceiling: 5790m Range:
Freight: 6 seats
C-104 Lockheed C-104
Twin-engined freighter. Not built.
C-105 Boeing XC-105
The large XB-15 bomber proved to be a waste of time and money.
It was rebuilt as a transport. One built.
Type: XC-105
Year: 1943 Crew: Engines: 4 * 740kW P&W R-1830-11
Speed: 305km/h Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-108 Boeing XC-108
The XC-108 was a transport variation on the B-17F. A deluxe
interior and some armament retained.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-109 Consolidated C-109
The C-109 was a fuel carrier version of the B-24. It carried
fuel over the 'Hump' to China for the B-29 force. The C-109
versions carried 2900 gallon in the nose, above and in the
bomb-bay.
C-110 Douglas C-110
The high-wing DC-5 was the least succesfull of the DC series.
Three were used by the USAF. Navy version was the R3D.
C-111 Lockheed C-111
Lockeed 14N Super Electra. Civil impressment.
C-112 Douglas C-112
Military protype of the DC-6,
essentially a larger and pressurized DC-4.
C-113 Curtiss C-113
Yet one more variation on the C-46. Also known as XC-46C.
C-114 Douglas C-114
A DC-4 / C-54 version.
C-115 Douglas C-115
A DC-4 / C-54 version.
C-116 Douglas C-116
A DC-4 / C-54 version.
C-117 Douglas C-117
A C-47 development with 1200hp P&W R-1830-90C engines, a
'commercial' 21-seat interior, and C-47 wings and improvements.
Many went to the airlines.
C-118 Douglas C-118
This was the DC-6A Liftmaster.
Type: DC-6B
Year: 1947 Crew: 3 Engines: 4 * 1840kW P&W R-2800-CB17
Speed: 579km/h Ceiling: 7600m Range: 4800m
Freight: 11140kg, 54 to 102 seats
C-119 Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
A widely used twin-boom transport.
Type: C-119G
Year: 1946 Crew: 4 Engines: 2 * 2580kW P&W R-4360-20
Speed: 476km/h Ceiling: 6460m Range: 3670km
Freight: 13608km or 62 seats
C-120 Fairchild XC-120 Pack-Plane
The XC-120 looked a lot like the C-119, but the freight was in a
streamlined 82.12 cubic metres pod, attached to the flat underside
of the fuselage. One built.
Type: XC-120
Year: 1950 Crew: 5 Engines: 2 * 2390kW P&W R-4360
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-121 Lockheed C-121
Super Constellation, used as a VIP transport. Became best known
as radar aircraft in the EC-121 'Warning Star' form.
Type: 1970
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: 517km/h Ceiling: Range: 7400km
Freight:
C-122 Chase YC-122 Avitruc
Experimental transport. It was developed from the CG-18 glider transport.
Eleven built. One airframe was later rebuilt into the X-18 VTOL.
Type: YC-122
Year: 1948 Crew: Engines: 2 *
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight: 30 troops
C-123 Fairchild C-123 Provider
Originally designed by Chase. Fairchild built 300+.
Type: XC-123
Year: 1952 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 *1850kW P&W R-2800-99
Speed: 407km/h Ceiling: 8840m Range: 2365km
Freight: 61 seats
C-124 Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
The C-124 was basically a C-74 with a new fuselage. (???)
SOme 440 were built.
Type: C-124C
Year: 1950 Crew: 8 Engines: 4 * 2800kW P&W R-4360-63A
Speed: 489km/h Ceiling: 5000m Range: 1930km
Freight: 31070kg or 200 seats
C-125 Northrop C-125 Raider
Northrop model N-23. 23 built for the USAF.
3 * 894kW Wright R-1820-994
C-126 Cessna C-126
Cessna 195. The LC-126 was a special variant intended for Arctic
rescue work.
C-127 Boeing C-127
Not built.
C-128 Fairchild C-128
A variation on the C-119 theme.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-129 Douglas C-129
This is a DC-3F.
C-130 Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
The omnipresent post-war transport. A large succes. Also built in
a large number of gunship, spy, EW, rescue and psy-war versions.
Type: C-130H
Year: (first 1954) Crew: 5 Engines: 4 * 3600kW Allison T56-A-15
Speed: 621km/h Ceiling: 10670m Range: 7880km
Freight: 20560kg
C-131 Convair C-131 Samaritan
The Convair 240 was an attempt for a DC-3 successor and enjoyed
reasonable succes. The C-131 was a military version.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-132 Douglas C-132 Globemaster III
Remained a project.
Type:
Year: Crew: Engines:
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight:
C-133 Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
Some 34 of these large transport aircraft were delivered.
Type: C-133B
Year: 1957 Crew: 4 Engines: 4 *5500kW P&W T-34-P9W
Speed: 558km/h Ceiling: 6125m Range: 7010km
Freight: 40824kg or 200 seats
C-134 Stroukoff C-134 Pantobase
C-135 Boeing C-135
A close relative of the 707. For many years this was the standard
USAF tanker aircraft. Other C-135 were ELINT aircraft
stuffed with electrinics.
Type: KC-135A
Year: 1956 Crew: Engines: 4 * 6238kg P&W J57-59W
Speed: 966km/h Ceiling: 12200m Range: 6440km
Freight: 118200l fuel. 80 seats.
C-136 Reserved for the USN, cancelled.
C-137 Boeing C-137
Applied for some time to the YC-97J.
C-137 Boeing VC-137
Military 707, used as VIP transport.
The VC-137C was the presidential transport.
The EC-137 became the E-3 Sentry. The basical aircraft was
a 707-320C.
Type: 707-320C
Year: 1963 Crew: 6 Engines: 4 * 8100kg P&W JT3D-3B
Speed: 1010km/h Ceiling: 11750m Range: 12030km
Freight: 38101kg, 215 seats
C-138 Reserved for the USN, cancelled.
C-140 Lockheed CL-329 Jetstar
C-141 Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
The big Starlifter provided the USAF with the capacity of carrying
heavy loads fast over long distances. Some 285 were built. Later
they were rebuilt in 'stretched' C-141B form.
Type: C-141A
Year: 1964 Crew: 4 Engines: 4 * 9530kg P&W TF-33-P-7
Speed: 917km/h Ceiling: 12200m Range: 6760km
Freight: 39100kg or 154 seats.
C-142 LTV-Hiller-Ryan
The XC-142A was a VTOL transport. Remained a prototype. Five built.
Type: XC-142A
Year: 1964 Crew: 2 Engines: 4 * 2265kW G.E. T64-GE-1
Speed: Ceiling: Range:
Freight: 3630kg, or 32 seats
C-880 Convair
The Convair 880 and 990 were unsuccesfull competitors of the 707
and DC-8. One was used by the USN as UC-880 tanker aircraft.
Type: 880
Year: 1959 Crew: 5 Engines: 4 * 5080kg G.E. CJ805-3
Speed: 990km/h Ceiling: 12600m Range:
Freight: 84 - 110 seats
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