Specifications for the
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
Focus Model: Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Boeing Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Production Total: 60
Length: 110.56 ft (33.7 m)
Width: 141.40 ft (43.10 m)
Height: 38.39ft (11.70 m)
Weight (Empty): 82,453 lb (37,400 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 176,370 lb (80,000 kg)
Powerplant: 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-4360B Wasp Major radial piston engines developing 3,500 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 375 mph (603 kmh; 326 kts)
Maximum Range: 4,350 miles (7,000 km)
Service Ceiling: 35,007 ft (10,670 m; 6.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
Model 367 - Boeing Product Designation
XC-97 - Prototype Model based on Model 367; three examples completed.
YC-97 - Evaluation cargo transports; six examples.
YC-97A - Evaluation troop transport; three examples.
YC-97B - Evaluation passenger transport; seating for 80.
C-97A - Initial Transport Model; 50 examples
KC-97A - Aerial Tanker; three converted from C-97A stocks for testing, then returned to C-97A standard.
C-97C - MEDEVAC variant; 14 x C-97A conversions
VC-97D - VIP transport; 4 conversions - 1 x YC-97A, 2 x C-97A and 1 x YC-97B.
C-97E - Transports converted from KC-97E
KC-97E - Aerial tanker; 60 examples
C-97F - Transports converted from KC-97F
KC-97F - Aerial tanker; fitted with P&W R-4360-59B engines of 3,800 horsepower.
C-97G - Transports converted from KC-97G; 135 examples.
EC-97G - ElINT model; converted from three KC-97G
KC-97G - Hybrid aerial tanker/transport model; 592 examples.
GKC-97G - Training model; five examples from KC-97G.
JKC-97G - Turbojet engine testbed; single example; later becoming KC-97L.
HC-97G - Search and Rescue platform; 22 examples.
KC-97H - Experimental aerial tanker; converted from KC-97F; single example.
YC-97J - Proposed aerial tanker; two examples converted from KC-97G.
C-97K - Troop transport; from KC-97G
KC-97L - KC-97G models with 2 x J47 turbojet engines underwing; 81 examples.
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