Airborne Imaging DC-3
Over 75 years old and still a workhorse. N92578 is one of three DC-3s operated by Airborne Imaging out the Mid-Way Regional Airport in Midlothian, Texas. These birds are the mainstay of their fleet. Each is specially outfitted to host a wide variety of sensors and can be customized by to suit the customer’s needs. Currently N92578 is supporting an Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) project out of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. To support this effort a custom centerline mount was designed and fitted by Airborne Imaging in order to the DC-3 to hold a BRU-15 Bomb Rack. On the rack is mounted AFRL’s AgilePod; a multi-intelligence, open architecture, reconfigurable prototype designed for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and Air Force Special Operations communities.
Airborne Imaging DC-3 FAST FACTS:
- Camera Holes: 4(20 X 20)
- Upward & downward looking nose mount accommodating a ball, turret or other types of sensors.
- Special Doors: 2 Large Side facing fiberglass radar doors
- DC Power: 400 AMPs
- AC: 5000 Watts (True Sine Inverter)
- On board GPS network via active splitter
- Multiple Equipment racks
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney 1830 radial engines
Length: 64 feet, 5 inches
Height: 16 feet, 11 inches
Wingspan: 95 feet
Crew: Three: pilot, co-pilot, crew chief
Capacity: 10 operators and crew