Douglas C-48

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The Douglas C-48 was the designation given to 36 Pratt & Whitney powered DC-3s impressed by the USAAF after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They were a mix of aircraft already in service (28 aircraft) and aircraft still in production (8 aircraft), and had quite a mix of facilities, including three with only ten seats that were used as staff transports. Another six Pratt & Whitney aircraft were impressed as C-52s, and two as C-68s.

 

Airline

Number

Engine

Seats

C-48

United

1

R-1830-82

21

C-48A

-

3

R-1830-82

10

C-48B

-

16

R-1830-51

-

C-48C

Pan Am

7 (production)

R-1830-51

21

C-48C

-

9 (in service)

R-1830-51

 

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (11 November 2008), Douglas C-48 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_douglas_C-48.html

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