DOUGLAS C-9 NIGHTINGALE

C-9 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Douglas Aircraft Co., Santa Monica, California, USA
(In 1967, became McDonnell Douglas Corp., Douglas Aircraft
Co. Division, Long Beach, California, USA)
Model: DC-9-32CF
Designation: C-9
Names: Nightingale (C-9A), Skytrain II (C-9B)
First official flight: (C-9A) 08/08/1968
Factory production period: 1967 - 1982
Primary service period: 1968 - 2003
Last official flight: (C-9A) 11/09/2003
(C-9B) ?

C-9 VARIANTS AND PRODUCTION

Based on the Model DC-9 civil airliner, 976 built from 1964 - 1982.
931 built as DC-9 civil versions from 1964 - 1982, ff: 25/02/1065.
45 built as the C-9 / military version from 1967 - 1982.

C-9A Nightingale
1968, USAF aeromedical evacuation transport,
built-in stretcher ramp, medical equipment.
Produced 1967 - 1972

Douglas Long Beach, California (DL)

67-22583 / 67-22586 mixed 47241 to 47296  
68-8932 / 68-8935 47297 / 47300  
68-10958 / 68-10961 mixed 47366 to 47449  
71-0874 / 71-0882 mixed 47467 to 47541

Total: 21

C-9B Skytrain II
1973, US Navy transport.
Produced 1973 - 1982

Douglas Long Beach, California (DL)

BuNo.159113 / 159120 mixed 47577 to 47587  
BuNo.160046 / 160051 mixed 47684 to 47700  
BuNo.161266 48137  
BuNo.161529, 161530 48165, 48166

Total: 17

6 additional airframe cancelled.

VC-9C
1975, USAF VIP transports.
Redesignated as C-9C in 1977.
Produced 1974 - 1975

Douglas Long Beach, California (DL)

73-1681, 73-1682  47668, 47670  
73-1683 47671

Total: 03

1 additional airframe cancelled.

C-9K
1976, as C-9B, "K" for Kuwaiti Air Force.
Produced 1976

Douglas Long Beach, California (DL)

BuNo. 160749, 160750
Delivered as: (KAF) 320, 321
47691, 47690

Total: 02

Model DC-9-32
1974, transports for Aeronautica Militare
Italiana (AMI) of Italy.

Produced 1973 - 1974
Douglas Long Beach, California (DL)

(AMI) SM012, SM013 47595, 47600

Total: 02

 

Grand Total: 45

C-9 CONVERSIONS

US Navy

C-9B

16

Civil DC-9 variants, ex-airliner conversions for the US Navy.
Assigned BuNo. 162390 / 162393, 162753, 162754, 163036, 163037,
163208, 163511 / 163513, 164605 / 164608.

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