C-47 SKYTRAIN

Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Markings

Civil transport

Designation
C-47
Registration
N105CA
Serial Number

25720

Manufactured

1944

The C-47 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. Our C-47 was built in 1944 and saw service with the US Army Air Corps in Europe during the latter part of WWII. Once the USAF was formed it was used up until the early 1960s when it was purchased by a museum in Michigan. The museum closed in the early 70s and was subsequently bought by several cargo companies before it was left to sit in Columbus, Ohio. We acquired the aircraft in 2012 and are slowly restoring it.

 

95 ft 6 in (29.11 m)

63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)

17 ft (5.18 m)

26,000 lb (11,793 kg)

 224 mph (360 km/h)

24,200 ft (7,400 m)

1,600 mi (2,600 km)

2 Wright R-1830

Twin Wasp

Four

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EMAIL

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ADDRESS

1652 N Main St, Urbana, OH 43078

AIRPORT INFO

Grimes Field I74 4400 x 100 ft.

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