Specifications for the
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
Focus Model: Douglas C-54A (R5D-1) Skymaster
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Crew: 6 + 86
Length: 93.83 ft (28.6 m)
Width: 117.49 ft (35.81 m)
Height: 27.49ft (8.38 m)
Weight (Empty): 37,000 lb (16,783 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 62,005 lb (28,125 kg)
Powerplant: 4 x Pratt & Whitney E-2000-7 Twin Wasp radial engines generating 1,290hp each.
Maximum Speed: 265 mph (426 kmh; 230 kts)
Maximum Range: 3,899 miles (6,275 km)
Service Ceiling: 21,982 ft (6,700 m; 4.2 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
DC-4 - Base Series Designation
DC-4E - Pressurized Model to succeed the DC-3; increased range; fitted with 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-2000-2SD1-G Twin Wasp engines; later changed to unpressurized type for technical reasons.
C-54 - United States Army Base Series Designation; 26 passenger type; R-2000-7 radial engines; 26 total examples.
C-54A - Fully militarized US Army type; R-2000-7 engines; 50 passenger seating.
C-54B - US Army version; implemented wing tanks.
C-54D - US Army version; R-2000-11 radials.
C-54E - US Army version; redesigned fuel tanks; dual-role passenger/cargo handler.
C-54G - US Army version; dedicated troop carrier.
R5D - United States Navy Base Series Designation.
R5D-1 - Fully militarized USN type; R-2000-7 engines; 50 passenger seating.
R5D-2 - USN version; implemented wing tanks.
R5D-3 - USN version; R-2000-11 radials.
R5D-4 - USN version; redesigned fuel tanks; dual-role passenger/cargo handler.
R5D-5 - USN version; dedicated troop carrier.