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
Production Total: 3,200
Length: 76.44 ft (23.3 m)
Width: 78.54 ft (23.94 m)
Height: 21.75ft (6.63 m)
Weight (Empty): 30,001 lb (13,608 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 55,997 lb (25,400 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51 Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial engines developing 2,000 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 269 mph (433 kmh; 234 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,199 miles (1,930 km)
Service Ceiling: 27,559 ft (8,400 m; 5.2 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/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.