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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - C-47TP TURBO DAKOTA
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 2 x P&W PT6A AR turboprops
Speed: 368 kph, 229mph mph
Range: 2 810km, 1,746miles
Seats: 2+34
Length: 20.68m, 67ft 9in
Span: 28.96m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 7 144kg, 15,750lb
Max T/O Weight: 13 041kg, 28,750lb

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
35 Squadron

Attrition:
5 incidents recorded

C-47TP Turbo Dakota

Status: Current
Manufacturer: Douglas
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Light Tranport
 
Description:
The most widely used transport aircraft of World War Two, the DC3/C47 has been in SAAF service since 1943. In the early 1990s several were modernised with, inter alia ,turboprops replacing the piston engines and a fuselage extension.
Images:

C-47TP 6814 in 1993. C-47TP 6816 in 1993. C-47TP 6852 at AFB Ysterplaat. C-47TP 6814 at AFB Ysterplaat on 5 October 2005.