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C-54 Skymaster

CountryUnited States
ManufacturerDouglas Aircraft Company
Primary RoleTransport

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ww2dbaseThe C-54 Skymaster transports were developed from the design of the civilian airliner DC-4; the naval version was designated R5D. They began service in 1942 with room for 26 passengers. Later in the war, the capacity was increased to 50 passengers. After the war, they were used as the primary transports of the United States Air Force, participating in early Cold War events such as the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War. 1,170 were manufactured during its career.

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A group of US Navy flight nurses walking away from a Douglas R5D Skymaster aircraft, Guam, Marianas, Apr 1945WAVES aircraft mechanics working on the port outboard Pratt & Whitney R-2000 engine of a R5D Skymaster aircraft, Naval Air Station, Oakland, California, United States, mid-1945WAVES Seamen 1st Class Billy Ikard and Barbara A. Patterson moving a battery cart into position next to a R5D Skymaster aircraft, Naval Air Station, Oakland, California, United States, circa mid-1945WAVES Seamen 1st Class Martha Harrison and Lorrain Taylor working on the #1 Pratt & Whitney R-2000 engine of a R5D Skymaster aircraft, Naval Air Station, Oakland, California, United States, mid-1945
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A group of US Navy flight nurses walking away from a Douglas R5D Skymaster aircraft, Guam, Marianas, Apr 1945
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