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Douglas C-124A 'Globemaster II'

Description
  Manufacturer:Douglas


  Base model:C-124
  Designation:C-124
  Version:A
  Nickname:Globemaster II
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
 

Specifications
  Length: 127' 2" 38.7 m
  Height:48' 3" 14.7 m
  Wingspan: 173' 3" 52.8 m
  Wingarea: 2,506.0 sq ft 232.7 sq m
  Gross Weight: 175,000 lb 79,365 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
  Horsepower (each): 3500

Performance
  Range: 2,300 miles 3,703 km
  Cruise Speed: 264 mph 425 km/h 229 kt
  Max Speed: 298 mph 479 km/h 258 kt
  Climb: 800 ft/min 243 m/min
  Ceiling: 22,050 ft 6,720 m

Known serial numbers
48-795, 49-0232 / 49-0259, 50-083 / 50-118, 50-1255 / 50-1268, 51-0073 / 51-0182, 51-5173 / 51-5187

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Strategic Air Command MuseumAshlandNebraska

C-124A on display

Strategic Air Command Museum
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Robert Whitton
 Edinburgh, Scotland, ON
If the person who was interested in Globemasters at Balivanich in the 1960s wishes to contact me I have a few photos I can share with him.
crwhitton@googlemail.com
I have entered Ontario as my State as the menu does not allow UK regions!!
02/17/2012 @ 10:11 [ref: 53111]
 Robert Whitton
 Edinburgh, Scotland, OTH
If the person who was interested in Globematsres at Balivanich in the 1960s wishes to contact me I have a few photos I can share with him.
crwhitton@googlemail.com
02/17/2012 @ 10:10 [ref: 53110]
 Tom Thompson
 Fresno, CA
I reported into the 2nd Strategic Support around June 1950, Rorewell NM after having completed the Apg course and the R 4360PW Engine specialist School at chanute field (AFB) ILL.Shortly there after I found my self flying to the Douglas Air Craft Manfacturing CO.and doing acceptance inspections and flying back to Roswell AFB, The first SQDN to receive the NEW C124A, which was then in the Startegic Air Comandunder Under Gen Lemay and the firsr SQDN CO, COL. AJ Ladd. The Greatest. I flew on and worked on Old Shaky for aroumd 10 years. More Later
12/03/2011 @ 11:32 [ref: 50963]
 Dennis E Walker
 Sacramento, CA
I was with the 2nd SSS IN THE 1956-1958 THE AIRCRAFT WAS A GOOD PLANE TO FLY ALWAYS COME HOME WAS NOT BUILT FOR SPEED I WAS A RADIO OP.
12/14/2010 @ 17:30 [ref: 34300]
 Neil MacDonald
 Edinburgh, MB
Can anyone offer any information regarding a major airlift when Corporal missiles were being delivered for testing to RA Range Hebrides, Outer Hebrides, Scotland during the mid 60s.
This was an unforgettable period in my childhood when twelve or more C124s and a few Fairchild Packards could be seen on Balivanich Airfield at the same time.
There was also a US Army detachment with supporting equipment there at the same time and this kit including vehicles were flown in and out on these C124s.
You can imagine how unforgettable the memory is of these giants straining to gain height as they passed over your house on take-off.
If anyone could contact or post any photos taken during this period, I would be very grateful.
01/10/2010 @ 09:32 [ref: 25546]
 Steve Homer
 , TX
Gentlemen:

Please note the gratitude of a 60-year-old kid who clearly remembers the 1958 Elmendorf AFB open house. A friendly Flight Engineer took time to show me the wing access through the cargo deck, let me sit in the flight engineers seat, and explained all the steam gages. While I never made it into the Air Force the experience left me with a life long fondness for the C-124.

Thanks for your service to our country
07/09/2009 @ 14:45 [ref: 24286]
 Stan Gross
 Greenville SC, SC
Hi My name is Stan Gross, I was a Loadmaster with the
15th at DAFB from 1954-1962. would like to hear from someone that remembers me. The i was a skinny young man fresh out of high School. Most of my Crew was older than me. I pulled a lot of time at Rhein Main. Also flew with the 14th and 53rd
Stan
06/15/2009 @ 07:33 [ref: 24239]
 Jack Gilbert
 Rio Rancho, NM
Rick, contact my dad at jgilbert1@sc.rr.com . He was a flight engineer with the 53rd during Deep Freeze '62. He might have some info for you.
05/02/2009 @ 06:30 [ref: 24142]
 Rick Thomas
 Greenville, SC
Anybody remember Jim Thomas, pilot, 63tcw, 53rd sq. stationed at DAFB 54 to 62. Flew Operation Deep Freeze in 57. He had a close call in Anartica but I've never known the details, I was only eight. Any info would be greatly appretiated. RT
04/30/2009 @ 10:14 [ref: 24136]
 Deryle Duncan
 Beaufort, SC
My father Edward Earl Duncan was stationed at Donaldson AFB. He flew on the C-124 and was part of the Deep Freeze Operation. He has some nice photos and articles which I will get them from him and up load them on the site.

I will forward him this site as he would love to attend and be part of the Reunion.

He also worked on the C-141 in Dover Delaware.

Thanks

Deryle C. Duncan
02/06/2009 @ 10:30 [ref: 23639]

 
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