Meltzer, Harvey, SMSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43190-Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1975-1981, 7th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
Service Years
1955 - 1981
Senior Master Sergeant

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Combat Crew Air Force Retired


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 1959-1962, C-54 Skymaster
From Year
1959
To Year
1962
   
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 C-54 Skymaster Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
C-54s began service with the Army Air Forces in 1942, carrying up to 26 passengers. (Later versions carried up to 50 passengers.) The U.S. Navy also acquired the type, under the designation R5D. The C-54 was one of the most commonly used long-range transports by the U.S. armed forces in World War II. 515 C-54s were manufactured in Santa Monica, CA and 655 were manufactured in Chicago, Illinois.

After World War II, the C-54 continued to serve as the primary airlifter of the new United States Air Force and with the United States Navy.

The USAF Strategic Air Command had C-54 Skymasters in service from 1946 through 1975.


Model Douglas C-54A (R5D-1) Skymaster
Length 93.83 ft | 28.60 m
Width 117.49 ft | 35.81 m
Height 27.49 ft | 8.38 m
Engine(s) 4 x Pratt & Whitney E-2000-7 Twin Wasp radial engines generating 1,290hp each.
Empty Weight 37,000 lbs | 16,783 kg
MTOW 62,005 lbs | 28,125 kg
Max Speed 265 mph | 426 km/h | 230 kts
Max Range 3,899 miles | 6,275 km
Ceiling 21,982 ft | 6,700 m | 4.2 miles
Climb Rate Not Available
Hardpoints 0
Armament None.
Accommodations 6 + 86
Operators the United States of America

   
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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2019
   
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