San Diego (CA) Photos

February 13, 2009

Douglas R4D-8 (C-117D) “Sky Train” at MCAS Miramar

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:00 am

10,000 of these WW2 aircraft were built. This one was delivered in 1944 and retired in 1982 having flown 23,316 hrs. The “Sky Train” has a wingspan of 90′, a cruising speed of 238 mph and a range of 2,500 miles. Over 10,000 lbs. of cargo goes along for the ride.

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