Douglas C-47 “Skytrain”

DC-3 / C-47 Douglas

“Second Chance” is an original WWII C-47. Transferred to the RAF prior to D-Day our C-47 saw action in both the Overlord Operation and Market Garden. Currently our C-47 is one of the few true C-47s still in stock military configuration. During the summer visitors to the museum can fly on her as part of our living history D-Day Flight Experience program.

Mission : Air Transport, Airborne resupply, and Paratroop operations

Crew: 4-Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator, Radio Operator

Max Speed: 224 Mph/195kts

Range: 1391 nm

First Flight: 23 Dec 1941

In service: Still in foreign Military Service/ Civilian Transport Service

Length: 63′ 9″

Wingspan: 95′ 6″

Height: 17′

Max Takeoff Weight: 31,000lbs

Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney 1830-90C Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radial engines, 1,200 hp

Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company