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Douglas DC-4 specs
Last updated: 8 August 2013
Manufacturer:Douglas
Country: United States of America
ICAO Type designator:DC4
First flight:1938
Entry into service:15 May 1942
Production ended: 1947
Production total:1242+
Series: C-54A: First military version with strengthened airframe, increased fuel capacity.
C-54B: C-54A with increased fuel capacity in the wing
C-54D: C-54B with R-2000-11 engines
C-54E: Further revision to fuel tanks and provision for rapid conversion from passenger to cargo
C-54G: C-54E but with different version of the R2000 engine
C-54P: Redesignation of Navy R5D-2 version
C-54Q: Redesignation of Navy R5D-3 version
C-54R: Redesignation of Navy R5D-4R version
C-54S: Redesignation of Navy R5D-5 version
DC-4 Swingtail: Swingtail modification
DC-4-1009: Postwar passenger model
EC-54U: Redesignation of Navy R5D-4 version
HC-54D: Redesignation of SC-54D
MC-54M: Modification of C-54E for medical evacuation
R5D-1: C-54As transferred to the United States Navy
R5D-2: C-54Bs transferred to the United States Navy
R5D-3: C-54Ds transferred to the United States Nav
R5D-4: C-54Es transferred to the United States Navy
RC-54V: Redesignation of Navy R5D-3P version
SC-54D: 38 aircraft converted by Convair, as search and rescue aircraft.
SC-54G: C-54Gs converted for air-sea rescue
VC-54G: C-54Gs converted into VIP/staff transport aircraft
VC-54Q: Naval staff transport conversions of R5D-3
Propulsion:4 piston engines
Maximum certificated number of passengers:48
Maximum certificated take-off mass:33113 kg
ICAO Mass group:4

Douglas DC-4 photo

Douglas DC-4 file photo (photo: Aviation Safety Network archives)