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M054E15  CloudLifter

M054G15  CloudLifter

M054M15  CloudLifter

104D100  CloudLiner

 
     
  The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat  
     
  See also : AAC Data Sheet
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Illustrations :
 M054E15_Front
 M054E15_Top
 M054E15_Bottom
 M054E15_Profiles
 M054E15_Fuselage
Illustrations :
 M054E15_Cutaway
 M054G15_Cutaway
 M054M15_Cutaway
 104D100_Cutaway
Related pages :
 DC4.Skymaster
 DC6 Liftmaster
 DC7 Seven Seas
 AAC Transport Aircrafts
 AAC Airliners
 
  Sources : DC-4/C-54
 C54 www.prop-liners.com
 C54 www.uswarplanes.net
 C54 www.historyofwar.org
   
 DC4 www.prop-liners.com
 CL2 www.rwrwalker.ca
DC-6/C-118
 C118 www.uswarplanes.net
 DC6A www.prop-liners.com
 DC6B www.prop-liners.com
DC-7
 DC7_ www.prop-liners.com
 DC7B www.prop-liners.com
 DC7C www.prop-liners.com
 

INTRODUCTION

The AAC M054E15 Cloudlifter  is a four piston engined transport/airliner aircraft inspired by the DC-4/C-54 and D-C6/C-118.  In their time both were important aircrafts and were used widely.  To only name a few operators within the AAC time frame of interest :

Production - - Qty DC4 Skymaster 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
USA AF TM 24 C54 Slymaster 1942                          
USA AF TM 252 C54A Slymaster 1942                          
USA AF TM 220 C54B Slymaster 1943                          
USA AF TM 380 C54D Slymaster 1944                          
USA AF TM 125 C54E Slymaster 1944                          
USA AF TM 162 C54G Slymaster 1945                          
USA - TA 79 DC4 Slymaster 1945 1946                        
Canada AF TM 24 CL-2 North Star Mk1 1946 1948                        
Canada - TA 46 CL-4 North Star Mk2 1949                          
Canada AF TM 1 CL-5 North Star Mk3 1950                          
Operators Op Role DC4 Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
USA AF TM 1163 C-54* Skymaster 1942 196+ >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
France AF TM 1 C-54E Slymaster 1945 1982 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Netherlands AF TM 4 C-54 Slymaster 1946 ?? >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Canada AF TM 24 CL-2 North Star 1947 1966 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1966 -
Argentina AF TM 9 C-54 Slymaster 1947 1982 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Argentina NA TM 9 C-54 Slymaster 1948 1981 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Venezuela AF TM 1 C-54 Slymaster 1949 1979 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Belgium AF TM 2 C-54A Slymaster 1950 1969 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Portugal AF TM 4 C-54D Slymaster 1952 1976 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Cuba AF TM 2 C-54 Slymaster 1956 1967 1956 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Dominican.R AF TM 2 C-54 Slymaster 1957 1967   1957 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Rhodesia AF TM 4 CL-2 North Star 1959 1964       1959 >> >> >> >> 1964 - - -
Spain AF TM 17 C-54 Slymaster 1959 1976       1959 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Denmark AF TM 6 C-54G Slymaster 1959 1977       1959 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Brazil AF TM 12 C-54G Slymaster 1960 1969         1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Mexico AF TM 7 C-54B Slymaster 1960 1994         1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Portugal AF TM 4 C-54A Slymaster 1961 1976           1961 >> >> >> >> >> >>
Iceland AF TM 1 C-54 Slymaster 1962 1971             1962 >> >> >> >> >>
France NA TM 1 C-54B Slymaster 1962 1978             1962 >> >> >> >> >>
Peru AF TM 5 C-54 Slymaster 1962 1984             1962 >> >> >> >> >>
Paraguay AF TM 2 C-54 Slymaster 1962 1986             1962 >> >> >> >> >>
Portugal AF TM 14 C-54D Slymaster 1965 1976                   1965 >> >>
South Africa AF TM 8 C-54 Slymaster 1966 1994                     1966 >>
Production - - Qty DC6 Liftmaster 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
USA AF VIP 1 VC-118A Liftmaster 1947                          
Airlines NA TA 174 DC-6 Liftmaster 1946 1951                        
Airlines NA TA 74 DC-6A Liftmaster 1949 1958                        
Airlines NA TA 288 DC-6B Liftmaster 1950 1958                        
USA AF TM 101 C-118A Liftmaster 1951 1955                        
USA NA TM 65 R6D-1 Liftmaster 1951 1955                        
Operators - - Qty DC6 Liftmaster 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
USA AF TM 101 C-118A Liftmaster 1947 1994 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Belgium AF TM 4 C-118A Liftmaster 1958 1976     1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
New Zealand AF TM 3 DC-6 Liftmaster 1961 1968           1961 >> >> >> >> >> >>
Peru AF TM 8 DC-6 Liftmaster 1961 1977           1961 >> >> >> >> >> >>
Portugal AF TM 10 C-118A Liftmaster 1961 1978           1961 >> >> >> >> >> >>
Germany AF TM 4 DC-6B Liftmaster 1962 1969             1962 >> >> >> >> >>
Italy AF TM 7 C-118A Liftmaster 1962 1981             1962 >> >> >> >> >>
France AF TM 14 C-118A Liftmaster 1963 1986               1963 >> >> >> >>
Yugoslavia AF TM 2 DC-6B Liftmaster 1963 1988               1963 >> >> >> >>
Mexico AF TM 20 C-118A Liftmaster 1964 2000                 1964 >> >> >>
Argentina AF TM 5 DC-6 Liftmaster 1966 1973                     1966 >>

The M054E15 Cloudlifter  in Atlantic Air Combat™

In Atlantic Air Combat™ it is intended to fullfill passengers, freight, MedEvac, troop (not commando) transport missions, provide "targets" to identify and deal with and allow players to transit from one game area to another.  This aircraft will be available in various colors from the list above and in several airline colors .  It may carry one of the following payload under the following identifications :

 M054G15 Cloudlifter  (crew : 5+2)  when used as a military  transport  carrying 14,000 lbs of non-droppable freight (28 × 500 lb pellets)
 M054E15 Cloudlifter  (crew : 5+2)  when used as a military  transport  carrying 33 troops    (or flown empty)
 M054M15 Cloudlifter  (crew : 5+4)  when used as a military  transport  carrying 32 stretchers    (MedEvac)
 104D100 Cloudliner  (crew : 5+2)  when used as a civilian  airliner carrying 44 passengers    (or flown empty)

The basic range is 3,000 nmi (5,556 km, 3,453 miles). It has a crew of 5 (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, navigator and radio operator) + cabin attendants or loadmasters.

The M054E15 Cloudlifter  Details

Aircraft.ID     C-54E/G DC-4 CL-5 M054E15 M054G15 M054M15 104D100 C-118A
Aircraft.NAME     Slymaster Slymaster North Star CloudLifter CloudLifter CloudLifter CloudLiner Liftmaster
SUMMARY 7 3 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7
AAC Category     Transport Airliner Transport Transport Transport MedEvac Airliner Transport
Genre     Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage
Sub-Genre     - - - - - - - -
Carrier.Capable YES/NO   NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Launch=No.cat YES/NO   // // // // // // // //
Propulsion: Main   Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston
Propulsion: Aux.   // // // // // // // //
Pressurized YES/NO   No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DIMENSIONS C-54E/G DC-4 CL-5 M054E15 M054G15 M054M15 104D100 C-118A
Length     26.80 m 26.80 m 28.89 m 93'10" =   28.60m 93'10" =   28.60m 32.18 m
Span     35.81 m 35.81 m 35.81 m 117'07" =   35.84m 117'07" =   35.84m 35.81 m
Body Ř W×H   125"×138" 125"×138" 125"×138" 125"×138" 125"×138" 125"×138" 125"×138" 125"×138"
Height     8.38 m 8.38 m 8.84 m - - - - 8.66 m
EQUIPMENT C-54E/G DC-4 CL-5 M054E15 M054G15 M054M15 104D100 C-118A
Avionics:Radar   ID AN/APS-42 AN/APS-42 AN/APS-42 ANS01 ANS01 ANS01 ANS01 AN/APS-42
Avionics:IRST   ID // // // // // // // //
Avionics:Warn   ID // // // // // // // //
Engine-1:ID   ID R.2000-9 R.2000-9 R.2800CB17 R2801.34 R2801.34 R2801.34 R2801.34 R.2800CB16
Engine-1:Type     Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston
Engine-1:Nbr     4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Engine-1:Pwr1 Military   1 081.hp 1 081.hp 2 300.hp 2 100.hp 2 100.hp 2 100.hp 2 100.hp 2 200.hp
Engine-1:Pwr2 extra   1 450.hp 1 450.hp 2 500.hp 2 400.hp 2 400.hp 2 400.hp 2 400.hp 2 400.hp
Engine-1:Prop Diam   13'02" 13'02" 13'06" 13'06" 13'06" 13'06" 13'06" 13'06"
Engine-1:SFC1 lbs/hr*hp   - - - - - - - -
Engine-1:SFC1 gal/hr*lbf   - - - - - - - -
Engine-1:SFC2 lbs/hr*hp   - - - - - - - -
Engine-1:SFC2 gal/hr*lbf   - - - - - - - -
FUEL:INTERNAL C-54E/G DC-4 CL-5 M054E15 M054G15 M054M15 104D100 C-118A
Fuel:Internal Standard US 3 520 US 3 592 US 3 740 US 3 520 US 3 520 US 3 520 US 3 520 US 5 525 US
Fuel:Internal Standard gal 2 931 gal 2 991 gal 3 114 gal 2 931 gal 2 931 gal 2 931 gal 2 931 gal 4 600 gal
WEIGHTS & LOADS C-54E/G DC-4 CL-5 M054E15 M054G15 M054M15 104D100 C-118A
Weight:Empty     38 930 lb 40 806 lb 49 475 lb 49 475 lb 49 475 lb 49 475 lb 49 475 lb 45 862 lb
Crew: 200 lb/@   4 800 lb 6 1 200 lb 6 1 200 lb 7 1 400 lb 7 1 400 lb 9 1 800 lb 7 1 400 lb 8 1 600 lb
Fuel:Internal.Std gal ×4.9 14 362 lb 14 656 lb 15 259 lb 14 362 lb 14 362 lb 14 362 lb 14 362 lb 22 540 lb
Sub-Total     54 092 lb 56 662 lb 65 934 lb 65 237 lb 65 237 lb 65 637 lb 65 237 lb 70 002 lb
INTERNAL LOADS OPTIONS 32 000 lb 32 000 lb 32 000 lb 22 000 lb 22 000 lb 22 000 lb 22 000 lb 28 188 lb
Cargo   × Q - 19 908 lb - 2 838 lb - 6 566 lb - 10 863 lb - 6 763 lb - 13 163 lb - 10 863 lb - 16 748 lb
Cargo - Pellets 500 lb/@ × Q             - - 28 14 000 lb - - - -    
Passengers 225 lb/@ × Q 60 13 500 lb 60 13 500 lb 60 13 500 lb 44 9 900 lb 44 9 900 lb 44 9 900 lb 44 9 900 lb 90 20 250 lb
Stretchers 225 lb/@ × Q 32 7 200 lb - lb - lb 32 7 200 lb 32 7 200 lb 32 7 200 lb 32 7 200 lb - lb
Attendants 225 lb/@ × Q 4 900 lb - lb - lb 2 included 2 included 4 included 2 included - included
Troop 300 lb/@ × Q 50 15 000 lb - lb - lb 33 9 900 lb 33 9 900 lb 33 9 900 lb 33 9 900 lb - lb
Commandos 300 lb/@ × Q // lb - lb - lb // lb // lb // lb // lb - lb
Paratroopers 360 lb/@ × Q // lb // lb // lb // lb // lb // lb // lb // lb
Weight:Total     73 000 lb 73 000 lb 86 000lb 86 000 lb 86 000 lb 86 000 lb 86 000 lb 107 000 lb
Weight:MTOW     73 000 lb 73 000 lb 86 000 lb 86 000 lb 86 000 lb 86 000 lb 86 000 lb 107 000 lb
PERFORMANCES C-54E/G DC-4 CL-5 M054E15 M054G15 M054M15 104D100 C-118A
Speed:rotation   knot .kn .kn .kn 75.kn 75.kn 75.kn 75.kn .kn
Speed:takeoff   knot .kn .kn .kn 85.kn 85.kn 85.kn 85.kn .kn
Speed:max   knot

238.kn

238.kn

313.kn

315.kn 310.kn 310.kn 310.kn

313.kn

Speed:cruise   knot

213.kn

213.kn

285.kn 285.kn 275.kn 275.kn 275.kn 274.kn
Speed:stall/F00   knot .kn .kn .kn 90.kn 90.kn 90.kn 90.kn .kn
Speed:stall/F15   knot .kn .kn .kn 85.kn 85.kn 85.kn 85.kn .kn
Speed:stall/F35   knot 77.kn 77.kn .kn 80.kn 80.kn 80.kn 80.kn 81.kn
Speed:approach   knot

122.kn

122.kn

.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn

122.kn

Speed:landing   knot 110.kn 110.kn .kn 110.kn 110.kn 110.kn 110.kn 110.kn
Climb.rate ft/min   700.ft/min 700.ft/min ft/min 1100.ft/min 1100.ft/min 1100.ft/min 1100.ft/min 1 070.ft/min
Ceiling   ft 22 300.ft 22 300.ft 29 500.ft 29 500.ft 29 500.ft 29 500.ft 29 500.ft 21 900.ft
TakeOff.Run   m .m .m .m 1 750.m 1 750.m 1 750.m 1 750.m 1 875.m
LandingRun Brakes m .m .m .m 1 500.m 1 500.m 1 500.m 1 500.m 1 525.m
LandingRun Reverse m // // .m 900 m 900 m 900 m 900 m .m
LandingRun Chute m // // // // // // // //
Range: Max Fuel nmi 3 700.nmi - 4 343.nmi 3 000.nmi 3 000.nmi 3 000.nmi 3 000.nmi 4 317.nmi
Range: 10,000 lb Payload nmi 3 475.nmi - - |     |     |     |     -
Range: 14,000 lb Payload nmi 2 693.nmi 2 172.nmi - |     |     |     |     -
Range: 20,000 lb Payload nmi 1 737.nmi - - |     |     |     |     -
Range: 28,000 lb Payload nmi - - - |     |     |     |     -
Range: Max Load nmi - - - 3 000.nmi 3 000.nmi 3 000.nmi 3 000.nmi 2 950.nmi
FEATURES C-54E/G DC-4 CL-5 M054E15 M054G15 M054M15 104D100 C-118A
Engine-1:Reverse YES/NO   no no Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IFR:boom YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
IFR:boom YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
IFR:receptacle YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
IFR:doors YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
Air.Brakes YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
Flaps YES/NO   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Landing.Gear YES/NO   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
L-Gear retract YES/NO   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arresting.Hook YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
Brake.Chute YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
Powered.Wingfold YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
Canopy.Opening YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
Navigation.Lights YES/NO   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fire.Extinguisers YES/NO   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bomb/Cargo.Doors YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
Search.Light YES/NO   no no no no no no no no
Egress.Procedure Eject/Bail   Bail // Bail Bail Bail Bail // Bail
      C-54E/G DC-4 CL-5 M054E15 M054G15 M054M15 104D100 C-118A
      Slymaster Slymaster North Star CloudLifter CloudLifter CloudLifter CloudLiner Liftmaster
 
 
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