Douglas C-124A 'Globemaster II'
|  Base model:||C-124|
|  Nickname:||Globemaster II|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1925-1962|
|  Basic role:||Transport|
|  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|
|  No. of Engines:|| 4|
|  Powerplant:|| Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 3500|
|  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
C-124A on display
Strategic Air Command Museum
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Recent comments by our visitors
| earl peterson|
| I was a loadmaster in 53 and 54. I was with the 15tcs in Moses lake and Donaldson AFB. I remember one event I had at Donaldson. We had just landed and I was stowing the tie downs in the lower deck. There is a hatch in the floor that I was walking on and the hinges broke and I fell thru it Didn't get hurt but made the local paper and all the hatches were painted with a red outline and stay off sign the next day. I still remember they used the word inadvertently stepped on the hatch We flew low and slow but we could carry lots of stuff. |
03/03/2016 @ 05:06 [ref: 69502]
| 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.
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.
02/17/2012 @ 10:10 [ref: 53110]
| Tom Thompson|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
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
06/15/2009 @ 07:33 [ref: 24239]
| Jack Gilbert|
Rio Rancho, NM
| Rick, contact my dad at firstname.lastname@example.org . 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|
| 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]
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