Douglas DC-7

The Douglas DC-7 is an American transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. It was the last major piston engine powered transport made by Douglas, coming just a few years before the advent of jet aircraft such as the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8.

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Douglas DC-7 - Specifications - DC-7C
... General characteristics Crew 2 Pilots, 1 Flight Engineer, 4 Flight attendants Capacity 105 Passengers Length 112 ft, 3 in (34.21 m) Wingspan 127 ft, 6 in (38.86 m) Height 31 ft, 10 in (9.70 m) Empty weight 72,763 lbs (33,005 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 143,000 lbs (64,864 kg) Powerplant 4 × Wright R-3350-988TC18EA1-2 radial piston engines, 3400 hp (2,536 kW) each Performance Maximum speed 406 mph (653 km/h) Cruise speed 359 mph (578 km/h) Stall speed 97 mph (156 km/h) Range 5,600 mi (9,012 km) Service ceiling 28,400 ft (8,656 m) ...

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