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Douglas VC-118 'Liftmaster'

Description
  Manufacturer:Douglas
  Base model:C-118
  Designation:VC-118
  Nickname:Liftmaster
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
  Modified Mission:Staff transport
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Specifications
  Length: 100' 7" 30.6 m
  Height:28' 5" 8.6 m
  Wingspan: 117' 6" 35.8 m
  Wingarea: 1,463.0 sq ft 135.9 sq m
  Gross Weight: 93,198 lb 42,267 kg
  Max Weight: 93,200 lb 42,267 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-2800
  Horsepower (each): 2400

Performance
  Range: 2,728 miles 4,400 km
  Cruise Speed: 320 mph 515 km/h 278 kt
  Max Speed: 360 mph 579 km/h 312 kt
  Ceiling: 31,200 ft 9,509 m

Known serial numbers
46-0505

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

VC-118 on display

United States Air Force Museum
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 morris D reed
 , OK
I was a crew member of this airplane when it was stationed at Langley AFB. I was aboard when it was last flown to Wright-Patterson AFB in 1965.
03/20/2011 @ 14:34 [ref: 36952]
 D.E.Blehschmidt
 Morgantown, WV
We had The 118s at Bolling AFB at Wash DC in Spec Air Missions. Many trips to Europe on this aircraft!
02/06/2009 @ 18:25 [ref: 23640]
 TJ HARRIS CMSGT RET
 CLEVELAND, AL
I STILL HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF THE GREAT AIRCRAFT VC-118 53-296 THAT I WAS CREW CHIEF ON AT LANGLEY AFB 1967-1969. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO KNOWS THIS AIRCRAFT THAT WAS STATIONED AT LANGLEY DURING THAT TIME
11/18/2008 @ 17:37 [ref: 23099]
 John Pangia
 , NY
I was in basic training at FT Dix, NJ, When a Douglas C-118A Crashed from McGuire AFB in a storm 2 min after takeoff, on July 13 1956, Registration # 53-3301A Time was 15:35.... 66 onboard, Fatalities 46 includes crew of 8. Our unit was ordered to guard the area, and start the clean up. I remember that aircraft,it was a gem for the times.To bad for the Falalities.
03/21/2007 @ 09:18 [ref: 15986]
 THOMAS J HARRIS CMSGT RET
 PANAMA CITY, FL
I WAS A CREW CHIEF ON VC-118 53-3296 AT LANGLEY AFB, VA 67-69. IT WAS ONE OF THE FINEST AIRCRAFT I WORKED ON DURING MY 30 YEARS OF SERVICE. IT SUPPORTED THE THE 4 STAR ARMY GENERAL AT FORT MONROW, VA. DID A LOT OF POLISHING ON THIS FINE AIRCRAFT. I HAD A NICKNAME FOR IT (OLD BLUE). WAS A BEAUTIFUL AIRCRAFT. FLEW A LOT OF MILES ON IT. I JUST WONDER WERE IT IS NOW?

TJ HARRIS RET CMSGT USAF
03/16/2005 @ 18:19 [ref: 9719]
 thomas g. allison
 White Plains, MD, MD
it should be noted that 46-505 was not really a vc-118a. it was a non production model that the Air Force purchesed for th e presential use. it is bacilly a cross-breed between the c-54 and the c-118 . trhe wing and fuel system and fuslage arw primary c-54, with the engines are fore runners ofthe c-118 aer
08/02/2002 @ 12:11 [ref: 5409]

 
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