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Douglas DC-3 (turbine) (N167BT) - Approach into Rothera Antarctica
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Douglas DC-3 (turbine) (N167BT)


Approach into Rothera Antarctica


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Marty Nemes
Alan Hume
It may have been a DC-3 in its dim, dark past but I think you'll find it's official designation now is a Basler BT-67. The modifications to the DC-3 airframe extend way beyond simply fitting a couple of P&W Canada turboprops. It's basically a completely new aircraft. https://www.baslerturbo.com/
Wayne Brown
That’s a Antarctic work horse. Anyone have the performance details.
The shot is superb and Alan is right
werner rummens
Postcard picture,beautiful
David Seider
Just more proof that you can't keep a good bird down!
David Seider
@Wayne Brown:
Wikipedia is (usually) your friend...
Specifications (BT-67)

Data from Born Again Basler and Jane's Civil and Military Aircraft Upgrades 1994–95

General characteristics

Crew: Two (pilot & co-pilot)
Capacity: 38 Passengers
Length: 67 ft 9 in (20.65 m)
Wingspan: 95 ft 0 in (28.95 m)
Height: 16 ft 11 in (5.15 m)
Empty weight: 15,700 lb (7,121 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 28,750 lb (13,041 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, 1,281 shp (955 kW) each
Propellers: 5-bladed Hartzell constant speed propellers, 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m) diameter


Maximum speed: 285 kn (328 mph; 528 km/h)
Cruise speed: 210 kn (242 mph; 389 km/h)
Range: 2,140 nmi (2,463 mi; 3,963 km) with 45 minute reserve and long-range fuel tank
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
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