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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 2/20/2018; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

  Budd RB Conestoga  
Picture of Budd RB Conestoga Military Transport Aircraft
Picture of Budd RB Conestoga Military Transport Aircraft

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
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United States
Year: 1944
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Type: Military Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Budd Company - USA
Production: 20
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Length: 68.08 ft (20.75 m)
Width: 100.00 ft (30.48 m)
Height: 31.76 ft (9.68 m)
Empty Weight: 20,161 lb (9,145 kg)
MTOW: 33,951 lb (15,400 kg)

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

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 197 mph (317 kph; 171 kts)
Maximum Range: 699 mi (1,125 km; 607 nm)

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.

Operators List
Brazil (civilian market); United States (retired)

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

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