Douglas C-50

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The designation Douglas C-50 was given to fourteen DC-3 airliners impressed off the production line by the USAAF after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Like the 138 C-49s they were powered by Wright Cyclone engines, and only differed in matters of detail. The five subtypes of the C-50 reflect the three airlines that originally purchased the aircraft, and the different number of seats installed on the aircraft from American Airlines and Penn Central.  

 

Airline

Number

Engine

Seats

C-50

American

4

R-1820-85

21

C-50A

American

2

R-1820-85

28

C-50B

Braniff

3

R-1820-81

21

C-50C

Penn Central

1

R-1820-79

21

C-50D

Penn Central

4

R-1820-79

28

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (11 November 2008), Douglas C-50 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_douglas_C-50.html

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