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Douglas C-132

C-132

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 (BuNo 52-1069) for testing. 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.

Specifications (C-132)

Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft

General characteristics

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

Performance

Related development

C-74 Globemaster
C-124 Globemaster II

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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