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    McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II) Transport (1968)

    McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II) Transport (1968)

    The last McDonnell Douglas C-9 Nightingale was retired in 2005.

    Picture of McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)

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    Technical Specifications:
    McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)


    Focus Model: McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    Origin: United States
    Manufacturer: Aeromedical Corporation / McDonnell Douglas - USA
    Service Entry: 1968
    Production Total: 48
    Crew: 5 to 8


    Length: 119.23 ft (36.34 m)
    Width: 93.24 ft (28.42 m)
    Height: 27.43ft (8.36 m)
    Weight (Empty): 0 lb (0 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 110,231 lb (50,000 kg)


    Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofan engines delivering 14,500 pounds each.


    Maximum Speed: 554 mph (892 kmh; 482 kts)
    Maximum Range: 2,998 miles (4,825 km)
    Service Ceiling: 36,089 ft (11,000 m; 6.8 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 3,000 feet-per-minute (914 m/min)


    Hardpoints: 0
    Armament Suite:

    C-9A "Nightingale" - USAF aeromedical evacuation platforms; 23 examples delivered.

    C-9B "Skytrain II" - USN/USMC passenger transport platforms; 24 examples delivered.

    VC-9C - VIP Transport for USAF; 3 examples delivered.

    C-9K - Kuwaiti Air Force Designation; 2 examples delivered.

    Kuwait; United States