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C-132
Artist's concept of the C-132
Role Cargo transport
National origin United States
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company
Number built 0
Developed from C-124 Globemaster II

The Douglas C-132 was a proposed transport aircraft, based on the company's C-124 Globemaster II. However, it did not get past the mock-up stage. The C-132 was to be powered by four 15,000 shp (11,000 kW) Pratt & Whitney XT57 (PT5) turboprops, mounted on a swept wing. One XT57 was installed in the nose of a C-124 (AF serial number 52-1069) for testing.[1][2] Projected speed was to be 418 knots (774 km/h) with a range of 2,200 nautical miles (4,100 km) and a maximum payload of 137,000 pounds.[3]

Specifications (C-132)

Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Wingspan: 186 ft 8 in (56.9 m)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney XT57, 15,000 hp (11,000 kW) each

Performance

See also

References

  1. Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920 (Putnam, 1979), p.470.
  2. Connors, p.294
  3. Remembering An Unsung Giant - The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster and Its People
  4. Donald, David, ed (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Prospero Books. pp. 355. ISBN 1-85605-375-X. 
  • AAHS Journal Vol.50, No.1, pp. 13–27, Douglas C-132
  • Connors, Jack (2010). The Engines of Pratt & Whitney: A Technical History. Reston. Virginia: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. ISBN 978-1-60086-711-8. 

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