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McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale / Skytrain II)


Transport Aircraft


United States | 1968



"The last McDonnell Douglas C-9 Nightingale was retired in 2005."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the McDonnell Douglas C-9 Transport Aircraft.
2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofan engines developing 14,500 pounds each.
Propulsion
554 mph
892 kph | 482 kts
Max Speed
36,089 ft
11,000 m | 7 miles
Service Ceiling
2,998 miles
4,825 km | 2,605 nm
Operational Range
3,000 ft/min
914 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the McDonnell Douglas C-9 Transport Aircraft.
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(MANNED)
Crew
119.2 ft
36.34 m
O/A Length
93.2 ft
(28.42 m)
O/A Width
27.4 ft
(8.36 m)
O/A Height
110,231 lb
(50,000 kg)
MTOW
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale / Skytrain II) family line.
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.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale / Skytrain II). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 48 Units

Contractor(s): Aeromedical Corporation / McDonnell Douglas - USA
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