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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)[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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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