C-124 A puts on wings | Aviation Week, August 8, 1949


Powered with four Pratt & Whitney 4360 engines, the C-124A is designed to carry maximum cargo load of 25 tons for 930 miles at 220 knots block speed. Main cargo compartment provides 10,450 cu. ft. capacity, with another 1150 cu. ft. in auxiliary compartments. Capable of carrying almost any military object except a heavy tank, the C-124A has a rear loading hatch with electric hoist, in addition to the huge nose door which lets down a ramp permitting vehicles to drive into the hold.