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C-54 Skymaster

CountryUnited States
ManufacturerDouglas Aircraft Company
Primary RoleTransport

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ww2dbaseThe C-54 Skymaster transports were developed from the design of the civilian airliner DC-4; the naval version was designated R5D. They began service in 1942 with room for 26 passengers. Later in the war, the capacity was increased to 50 passengers. After the war, they were used as the primary transports of the United States Air Force, participating in early Cold War events such as the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War. 1,170 were manufactured during its career.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Aug 2006

Photographs

Aerial view of the tower, hangars, and pad at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1943. Aircraft seen include C-46, C-47, C-54, B-17, B-25, B-18, B-34, A-20, and perhaps others.A group of US Navy flight nurses walking away from a Douglas R5D Skymaster aircraft, Guam, Marianas, Apr 1945
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Aerial view of the tower, hangars, and pad at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1943. Aircraft seen include C-46, C-47, C-54, B-17, B-25, B-18, B-34, A-20, and perhaps others.A group of US Navy flight nurses walking away from a Douglas R5D Skymaster aircraft, Guam, Marianas, Apr 1945
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