Aircraft Profiles- The book contains profiles of the 20+ aircraft types which most greatly influenced the story of Hawaii's airlines. Each is painted in the colors of a Hawaii-based airline or an airline offering Hawaii service.

Douglas DC-4

Wingspan.............
117 feet Length....

94 feet

Gross weight.......
65,000 lbs.    
Passenger load.....
44 passengers    
Cruise speed.......
195 mph    
SFO-HNL flt time
11.5 hrs.    
Power.................
4 Pratt & Whitney R2000s, 1450 hp apiece

The military version of this plane, the C-54, displaced flying boats as the primary aircraft for crossing oceans. By the end of WWII surplus C-54s provided the airlines with an affordable means of covering long distances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nihon YS-11

Wingspan.............
105 feet Length....

86 feet

Gross weight.......
54,000 lbs    
Passenger load.....
60 passengers    
Cruise speed.......
260 mph    
Power.................
2 Rolls Royce Dart turboprops- 3060 hp apiece

Hawaiian Airlines flew three leased YS-11s during their 1967 season while awaiting the arrival of DC-9-30s. The YS-11 returned to Hawaii skys in 1981 when Mid Pacific Airlines took wing. By 1984 Mid Pac owned 22 of these turboprops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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