Douglas C-132

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C-132
Douglas C-132.jpg
Artist's concept of the C-132
Role Cargo transport
National origin United States
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company
Number built 0
Developed from C-124 Globemaster II

The Douglas C-132 was a proposed transport aircraft, based on the company's C-124 Globemaster II. However, it did not get past the mock-up stage. The C-132 was to be powered by four 15,000 shp (11,000 kW) Pratt & Whitney XT57 (PT5) turboprops, mounted on a swept wing. One XT57 was installed in the nose of a C-124 (AF serial number 52-1069) for testing.[1][2] Projected speed was to be 418 knots (774 km/h) with a range of 2,200 nautical miles (4,100 km) and a maximum payload of 137,000 pounds.[3]

Specifications (C-132)[edit]

Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Wingspan: 186 ft 8 in (56.9 m)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney XT57, 15,000 hp (11,000 kW) each

Performance

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Related development

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920 (Putnam, 1979), p.470.
  2. ^ Connors, p.294
  3. ^ Remembering An Unsung Giant - The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster and Its People
  4. ^ Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Prospero Books. p. 355. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.