|Artist's concept of the C-132|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Douglas Aircraft Company|
|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. 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)[edit | edit source]
Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft
- Crew: 2
- Wingspan: 186 ft 8 in (56.9 m)
- Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney XT57, 15,000 hp (11,000 kW) each
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920 (Putnam, 1979), p.470.
- Connors, p.294
- Remembering An Unsung Giant - The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster and Its People
- 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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