Type History: The DC-3/C-47 is the probably the most versatile aircraft ever built. Over 13,000 were built during ten years of production. Every major US airline flew the DC-3. Many were converted to gunships during the Vietnam war. DC-3s and C-47s are still being flown today.
Aircraft History: The “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was the first flyable aircraft restored by the Yankee Air Force. It was manufactured in Oklahoma City in 1945 and delivered to the USAAF. It was assigned to Air Force units in Texas, California, Arizona, and was on loan to the University of Michigan until August 1970. After being in service with ERIM (Environmental Research Institute of Michigan) the aircraft was purchased by the Yankee Air Museum and restored to its current troop carrier/cargo configuration. The aircraft won “Best Restored Transport” in 1985 at EAA’s Oshkosh gathering.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|Transport||“Gooney Bird”, “Spooky”,|
|Douglas C-47||95 feet|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|64 feet 5.5 inches||16,865 pounds|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|25,200 pounds||800 gallons|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|30 gallons||Two 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney R1830 or Wright Cyclone R1820 radial piston engines|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|Three Blade Hamilton Standard||230 mph|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|400 Feet per Minute average||207 mph|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|23,200 feet||Two Crew|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
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