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McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II) Transport (1968)

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The last McDonnell Douglas C-9 Nightingale was retired in 2005.

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Specifications for the
McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)

Focus Model: McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Aeromedical Corporation / McDonnell Douglas - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1968
Production: 48

Crew: 5 to 8

Length: 119.23 ft (36.34 m)
Width: 93.24 ft (28.42 m)
Height: 27.43ft (8.36 m)
Weight (Empty): 0 lb (0 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 110,231 lb (50,000 kg)

Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofan engines delivering 14,500 pounds each.

Maximum Speed: 554 mph (892 kmh; 482 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,998 miles (4,825 km)
Service Ceiling: 36,089 ft (11,000 m; 6.8 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,000 feet-per-minute (914 m/min)

Hardpoints: 0
Armament Suite:

C-9A "Nightingale" - USAF aeromedical evacuation platforms; 23 examples delivered.

C-9B "Skytrain II" - USN/USMC passenger transport platforms; 24 examples delivered.

VC-9C - VIP Transport for USAF; 3 examples delivered.

C-9K - Kuwaiti Air Force Designation; 2 examples delivered.

Kuwait; United States