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The Douglas C-54 was the military version of the DC-4 airliner. The DC-4 had not yet entered commercial service when the United States Government commandeered the Douglas production line on December 5, 1941. No prototype was built, with the first production aircraft making its first flight February 14, 1942. The C-54D carried 50 passengers and was the most produced variant of the C-54. It was powered by four Pratt & Whitney R-2000-11 radial engines which produced 1,350 horse power each. The Skymaster gained its greatest fame flying over the Russians in the Berlin Airlift from June 1948 to September 1949..Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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The Douglas C-54 was the military version of the DC-4 airliner. The DC-4 had not yet entered commercial service when the United States Government commandeered the Douglas production line on December 5, 1941. No prototype was built, with the first production aircraft making its first flight February 14, 1942. The C-54D carried 50 passengers and was the most produced variant of the C-54. It was powered by four Pratt & Whitney R-2000-11 radial engines which produced 1,350 horse power each. The Skymaster gained its greatest fame flying over the Russians in the Berlin Airlift from June 1948 to September 1949..Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

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Date: 27 Aug 2002
Location: United States of America
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