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Curtiss C-46 Commando

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C-46
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C-46
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C-46
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C-46F
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C-46D
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Starting life as the CW-20 project in 1936 in an attempt to penetrate the commercial airliner market held by Boeing, Douglas and Lockheed the a/c was modified to meet USAAC requirements by stripping the interior, replacing the seating with canvas seating and eliminating the pressurization system. The C-46 saw service in all WW2 theaters, distinguishing itself in the India-China Hump transport. Move than 3,000 a/c were built.

General:

Type: Transport

Crew: 4

Seating: 60

First Flight: 26/Mar/1940

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

76' 4"

21' 9"

108' 1"

29483 lbs.

56000 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

2

1000 hp per engine

Pratt & Whitney R-2800-1 Double Wasp

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

1200 miles

269 mph

- mph

- ft/sec

27,600 ft

Armament:

None

       

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