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McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale / Skytrain II)


Transport Aircraft


The last McDonnell Douglas C-9 Nightingale was retired in 2005.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 4/27/2019






Specifications



Year:
1968
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
5
[ 48 Units ] :
Aeromedical Corporation / McDonnell Douglas - USA
National flag of Kuwait National flag of United States Kuwait; United States
- Transport
- Commercial Market
- VIP Transport
Length:
119.23 ft (36.34 m)
Width/Span:
93.24 ft (28.42 m)
Height:
27.43 ft (8.36 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the McDonnell Douglas C-9 production model)
MTOW:
110,231 lb (50,000 kg)
(Diff: +110,231lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the McDonnell Douglas C-9 production model)
2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofan engines developing 14,500 pounds each.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the McDonnell Douglas C-9 production model)
Maximum Speed:
554 mph (892 kph; 482 kts)
Service Ceiling:
36,089 feet (11,000 m; 6.84 miles)
Maximum Range:
2,998 miles (4,825 km; 2,605 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
3,000 ft/min (914 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the McDonnell Douglas C-9 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the McDonnell Douglas C-9 production model)
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.

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