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C-47 Gallery


The sign accompanying the C-47. It reads

Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Gooney Bird

Wingspan - 95'
Length - 63' 10"
Engines - Two P & W R-1830
Speed - 230 mph

The C-47 was developed in the late 1930s as a commercial airliner (DC-3). The DC-3 was quickly developed into a military cargo and troop transport by the US Army and many allied nations during World War II. The Gooney Bird saw action in all of America's wars from World War II to Vietnam. C-47s and DC-3s are still flown by many civilian aviation groups today.

Sign by the C-47 at Chanute Air Museum
Time picture taken Tue Sep 22 15:23:40 2015
Location picture taken Air Park
Chanute Air Museum
Rantoul, Illinois
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