Specifications for the
Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando
Long Range Transport Aircraft
Focus Model: Curtiss-Wright C-46A Commando
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Curtiss-Wright - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Length: 76.44ft (23.3m)
Width: 78.54ft (23.94m)
Height: 21.75ft (6.63m)
Weight (Empty): 30,001lbs (13,608kg)
Weight (MTOW): 55,997lbs (25,400kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51 Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial engines generating 2,000hp of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 269mph (433kmh; 234kts)
Maximum Range: 1,199miles (1,930km)
Service Ceiling: 27,559ft (8,400m; 5.2miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/min)
CW-20T - Twin-Finned Prototype Model
CW-20A - Converted from the CW-20T Prototype Model; revised tail unit now featured single rudder fin assembly; flattened tailplane halves.
C-55 - US Army Air Corps evaluation designation of the CW-20A model.
CW-20B - US Army Air Corps militarized order production model of the CW-20A/C-55 evaluation model; redesignated to the C-46.
C-46 - Curtiss Model CW-20B based on the CW-20B.
C-46A - Improved and definitive C-46 model; 1,493 produced; fitted with R-2800-51 radial engines; reinforced fuselage flooring; accommodations for up to 50 troops; large port-side loading/unloading door.
XC-46B - Stepped windshield
XC-46C - Became C-46G, then XC-113
C-46D - Improved C-46A; troop transport; double-door model with modified nose assembly.
C-46E - Single Door Model; 17 produced.
C-46F - Improved C-46A; utility transport; 234 produced.
C-46G - XC-46C model
XC-113 - C-46G model
R5C - United States Navy Model
R5C-1 - United States Marine Corps Model; 160 produced.