Curtiss C-46D 'Commando'

  Base model:C-46
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport

  Length: 76' 4" 23.2 m
  Height:22' 6.7 m
  Wingspan: 108' 32.9 m
  Gross Weight: 50,999 lb 23,129 kg
  Max Weight: 51,000 lb 23,129 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: R-2800-51
  Horsepower (each): 2000

  Range: 1,200 miles 1,932 km
  Cruise Speed: 175 mph 281 km/h 151 kt
  Max Speed: 245 mph 394 km/h 212 kt
  Ceiling: 27,600 ft 8,412 m

Known serial numbers
42-101202 / 42-101235, 44-77295 / 44-77443, 44-77444 / 44-77893, 44-77894 / 44-78344, 44-78345 / 44-78544

Examples of this type may be found at
Castle Air MuseumAtwaterCalifornia
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

C-46D on display

Castle Air Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum

United States Air Force Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Ronald D. Haviland
 Ozark, AL
I need to know how many gallons of gas go in each gas tank. I know there are 6 fuel tanks. 3 in each wing, Front , center, and rear are interchangle form left to right side.
thank you. RDH
06/17/2008 @ 09:00 [ref: 21537]
 Robert West
 Palmdale, CA
There is now a Curtiss C-46D,(s/n 44-78019A) at the Palmdale Heritage Air Park. It arrived in about November of 2005 and is in the process of restoration. The wings, vertical fin and horizontal stab have yet to be installed, but now that the fuselage has been placed in the final display location they should be installed shortly.
03/28/2006 @ 07:50 [ref: 12951]
 Daniel Mac Millan
 Newport Coast, CA
This aircraft was flown to the United States from Taiwan by Fred Patterson (Captain)and Daniel Mac Millan (First Officer & Navigator in about 1980. I still have the original air charts from the journey. We used bladder tanks in the main cabin and plumbed both engines to enable us to reprovision the engine oil inflight. We flew from Tinan airbase in Taiwan to Kwajalein Island in the pacific and then on to Honolulu and Oakland California in about 50 hours of flight time.
09/24/2004 @ 21:51 [ref: 8329]
 , FL
the c-23 sucks
07/14/2001 @ 02:36 [ref: 2666]


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