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Budd RB Conestoga - United States, 1944


Detailing the development and operational history of the Budd RB Conestoga Military Transport Aircraft.


 Entry last updated on 1/12/2018; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

  Budd RB Conestoga  
Picture of Budd RB Conestoga
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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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Budd RB Conestoga Specifications



Service Year: 1944
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Type: Military Transport Aircraft
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Budd Company - USA
Total Production: 20


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 68.08 feet (20.75 meters)
Overall Width: 100.00 feet (30.48 meters)
Overall Height: 31.76 feet (9.68 meters)

Weight (Empty): 20,161 lb (9,145 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 33,951 lb (15,400 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



Engine: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 air-cooled radial piston engines developing 1,200 horsepower each.

Maximum Speed: 171 knots (197 mph; 317 kph)
Maximum Range: 607 nautical miles (699 miles; 1,125 km)

Armament / Mission Payload



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.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)



Brazil (civilian market); United States (retired)

Model Variants



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


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