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McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale / Skytrain II)


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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 04/27/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1968

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
5

Production
48
UNITS


Aeromedical Corporation / McDonnell Douglas - USA
National flag of Kuwait National flag of the United States Kuwait; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
VIP Service
Used in the Very-Important-Person (VIP) passenger transport role, typically with above-average amenities and luxuries as standard.


Length
119.2 ft
(36.34 m)
Width/Span
93.2 ft
(28.42 m)
Height
27.4 ft
(8.36 m)
MTOW
110,231 lb
(50,000 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the McDonnell Douglas C-9 production variant)
Installed: 2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofan engines developing 14,500 pounds each.
Max Speed
554 mph
(892 kph | 482 kts)
Ceiling
36,089 ft
(11,000 m | 7 mi)
Range
2,998 mi
(4,825 km | 8,936 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
3,000 ft/min
(914 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the McDonnell Douglas C-9 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


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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