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McDonnell Douglas C-9

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De McDonnell Douglas C-9 is a military version of the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 airliner. It was produced as the C-9A Nightingale for the United States Air Force, and the C-9B Skytrain II for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The final flight of the C-9A Nightingale was in September 2005, and the C-9C was retired in September 2011. The U.S. Navy retired its last C-9B in July 2014. The two remaining C-9s in Marine service were retired in April 2017.

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The McDonnell Douglas C-9 is a military transport aircraft that was developed from the DC-9 airliner. The C-9 was used by the United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps for medical evacuation, passenger and cargo transport, and aeromedical research. The C-9 was first flown in 1966 and entered service in 1968. The C-9 was retired from active duty in 2014, after more than 40 years of service.
The C-9 has a capacity of up to 40 patients on stretchers or 100 passengers on seats. The C-9 can also carry up to 30,000 pounds of cargo in its lower deck. The C-9 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofan engines, giving it a maximum speed of 504 mph and a range of 2,600 miles. The C-9 has a wingspan of 93 feet, a length of 119 feet and a height of 27 feet. The C-9 has a crew of four: pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and loadmaster.
The C-9 was used extensively during the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan. The C-9 was also involved in humanitarian missions such as Operation Provide Comfort, Operation Restore Hope and Operation Unified Assistance. The C-9 was known for its reliability, versatility and low operating costs. The C-9 was replaced by the Boeing C-40 Clipper and the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.

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