Matthews, Frank, TSgt

Communications Systems
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
29372B-Airborne Radio and Flight Inspection Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Communications Systems
Service Years
1947 - 1967
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Technical Sergeant

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 1957-1960, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
From Year
1957
To Year
1960
   
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 C-47 Skytrain/Dakota Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
During World War II, the armed forces of many countries used the C-47 and modified DC-3s for the transport of troops, cargo and wounded. Over 10,000 aircraft were produced in Long Beach and Santa Monica, California and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City plant produced 5,354 C-47s from March 1943 until August 1945.


Model Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota Mk I
Length 63.75 ft | 19.43 m
Width 95.51 ft | 29.11 m
Height 16.99 ft | 5.18 m
Engine(s) 2 x Pratt & Whintey R-1830-92 14-cylinder radial piston engines delivering 1,200hp each.
Empty Weight 18,199 lbs | 8,255 kg
MTOW 25,999 lbs | 11,793 kg
Max Speed 230 mph | 370 km/h | 200 kts
Max Range 1,600 miles | 2,575 km
Ceiling 23,999 ft | 7,315 m | 4.5 miles
Climb Rate 1,041 ft/min
Hardpoints None.
Armament None.
Accommodations 3 + 27

   
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Last Updated: Apr 21, 2010
   
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