The C-60 Lodestar was a twin-engine transport aircraft that was developed by the Lockheed Corporation in the United States in the 1940s. The design was based on the earlier Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar, which was introduced in 1937.
The C-60 was primarily used as a military transport aircraft during World War II, and it was used by both the US Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Force. It was also used as a civilian airliner after the war.
The C-60 was powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp radial engines, and it had a range of approximately 2,000 miles. It could carry up to 21 passengers or 8,000 pounds of cargo.
In total, more than 300 C-60s were built by Lockheed, and they served in a variety of roles around the world. Some were used as VIP transport aircraft, while others were converted into air ambulances or cargo planes.
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