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Budd RB Conestoga

Military Transport Aircraft

Budd RB Conestoga

Military Transport Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



Though twenty of the ground-breaking Budd RB Conestoga transports were built during the fighting of World War 2, the type was not deployed to combat theaters.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1944
STATUS: Retired, Out-of-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Budd Company - USA
PRODUCTION: 20
OPERATORS: Brazil (civilian market); United States (retired)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Budd RB Conestoga model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 68.08 feet (20.75 meters)
WIDTH: 100.00 feet (30.48 meters)
HEIGHT: 31.76 feet (9.68 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 20,161 pounds (9,145 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 33,951 pounds (15,400 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 air-cooled radial piston engines developing 1,200 horsepower each.
SPEED (MAX): 197 miles-per-hour (317 kilometers-per-hour; 171 knots)
RANGE: 699 miles (1,125 kilometers; 607 nautical miles)




ARMAMENT



None. Capability to ferry 24 paratroopers or 24 medical litters with medical staff OR up to 9,600lb of cargo OR 1 x 1.5-ton military vehicle.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• RB "Conestoga" - Base Series Name
• RB-1 - US Navy designation
• C-93 - USAAF designation






MEDIA









Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (197mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Budd RB Conestoga's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Useful in showcasing the era cross-over of particular aircraft/aerospace designs.
Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.