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Douglas R4D-8/C-117 Skytrain

After World War II, the U.S. Navy modifed 100 R4Ds to Super DC-3 standards.  This aircraft, designated the R4D-8 had more powerful engines, newly designed wings, an enlarged tail and added landing gear doors.

The R4D-8 was designated the C-117 after 1962.






Type: Transport
Engines: two 1,495 hp (1100 kW) Wright R-1820-80 Cyclone radial piston engines
DC-3S: Civil designation (also known as the Super DC-3)
C-117: Transport designation after 1962.
LC-117: Winterized version
R4D-8: U.S. Navy Transport designation (before 1962)
TC-117: Trainer version
VC-117: VIP Transport version

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