Waco C-72

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C-72 was a blanket designation given to a variety of privately owned Waco enclosed-cabin biplanes impressed into service by the United States Army Air Forces in 1942. In all, 42 aircraft were taken and used for light transport duty wherever needed.

Variants[edit]

UC-72
12 impressed civil Waco SRE, powered by a 400 hp (298 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-985-33 Wasp Junior.[1]
UC-72A
One impressed civil Waco ARE, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs R-915-1 (Jacobs L-6-1).[1]
UC-72B
Four impressed civil Waco EGC-8, powered by a 350 hp (261 kW) Wright R-760-E2 Whirlwind.[1]
UC-72C
Two impressed civil Waco HRE, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Lycoming R-680-9.[1]
UC-72D
Two impressed civil Waco VKS-7, powered by a 240 hp (179 kW) Continental R-670-3 (Continental W-670-3).[1]
UC-72E
Four impressed civil Waco ZGC-7, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1 (Jacobs L-5-1).[1]
UC-72F
One impressed civil Waco CUC-1, powered by a 250 hp (186 kW) Wright R-760E Whirlwind.[1]
UC-72G
One impressed civil Waco AQC-6, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs R-915-1.[2]
UC-72H
Five impressed civil Waco ZQC-6, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2]
UC-72J
Three impressed civil Waco AVN-8, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs R-915-1.[2]
UC-72K
Two impressed civil Waco YKS-7, powered by a 225 hp (168 kW) Jacobs R-755-1 (Jacobs L-4-1).[2]
UC-72L
One impressed civil Waco ZVN-8, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2]
UC-72M
Two impressed civil Waco ZKS-7, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2] One later factory retrofitted with a 300 hp (224 kW) Lycoming R-680-13.[3][4][5]
UC-72N
One impressed civil Waco YOC-1, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2]
UC-72P
Two impressed civil Waco AGC-8, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs R-915-1.[2]
UC-72Q
One impressed civil Waco ZQC-6, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Andrade 1979, p. 79
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Andrade 1979, p. 80
  3. ^ "Aircraft N50662, 1939 Waco Formerly ZKS-7 now HKS-7 C/N 5221". Airport-data.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  4. ^ "S7Album/1939 Waco HKS-7 NC50662 originally ZKS-7 NC20954". Nationalwacoclub.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  5. ^ By jackmcgo210 Jack+ Add Contact (2011-12-05). "Waco HKS-7 NC50662 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Flickr. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
Sources
  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.