Waco C-62

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YC-62
Waco YC-62 wind tunnel.jpg
Wind tunnel model of the YC-62
Role Transport aircraft
National origin United States
Built by Waco Aircraft Company
Primary user United States Army Air Forces
Number built 0

The Waco C-62 was a proposed high wing transport airplane similar in size and capacity to the Douglas DC-3. 13 pre-production aircraft were ordered in October 1941, with a contract for 240 production models awarded in early 1942;[1] however, the project was canceled in September 1943 in favor of the Curtiss-Wright C-76 Caravan before any aircraft were built.[2]

Specifications

Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity: 22 soldiers or 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg) cargo
  • Length: 73 ft 10 in (22.5 m)
  • Wingspan: 100 ft 0 in (30.48 m)
  • Height: 19 ft 1 in (5.82 m)
  • Empty weight: 21,660 lb (9,825 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 29,500 lb (13,381 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-39 radial engines, 1,200 hp (890 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 mph; 130 kn (241 km/h)
  • Range: 600 mi; 522 nmi (966 km)
  • Service ceiling: 17,001 ft (5,182 m)

References

  1. ^ Craven, Wesley Frank and James Lee Cate, The Army Air Forces in World War II. 1983. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ASIN B000Q026Z6. p.22.
  2. ^ Fahey, John C., US Army Aircraft 1908-1946. 1946. New York: Ships and Aircraft Publishing.
  3. ^ Waco YC-62. Aviarmor.net. Accessed 2013-02-03
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