Skip Top nav bar link group topnav end piece go to business section go to education section go to history section go to gallery section go to news section go to organizations section go to research section go to search engine go to site index topnav end piece
NASA Meatball NASA Dryden C-47/R4D banner

C-47/R4D Images

Description Date DFRC # 600x480
GIF image
GIF image
GIF image
EPS image
C-47 / R4D 3-View line art Feb 1998 EG-0016-01 22 KBytes 53 KBytes 102 KBytes 137 KBytes

The C-47/R4D Skytrain was one of the work horses for NACA and NASA at Edwards AFB spanning a time from 1952 to 1984. The aircraft was designated R4D by the Navy, the C-47 by the Army and the Air Force, the DC-3 by Douglas Aircraft and the "Gooney Bird" by all others. Over the 32 years three R4D/C-47 aircraft served as shuttle craft hauling personnel and equipment between NACA/NASA Centers, and test locations in and out of California. The R4D was used for the first "air tow" of the M2-F1, a lifting body built of mahogany plywood. The R4D provided approximately 100 tows before the M2-F1 was retired.

Last Modified: April 9, 2003
Responsible NASA Official: Marty Curry
Curator: PAO Webmasters

NASA Website Privacy Statement