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McDonnell Douglas C-9

USAF C-9 Nightingale in 1968
Aircraft Type
NameC-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II
RoleJet transport
National originUnited States
ManufacturerMcDonnell Douglas
RetiredSeptember 2005 (USAF C-9A)
StatusRetired / Active (C-9B)
Primary userUnited States Air Force
United States Navy
Number built48
Developed fromMcDonnell Douglas DC-9

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The McDonnell Douglas C-9 is a military version of the DC-9 airliner. It was produced as the C-9A Nightingale for the United States Air Force, and the C-9B Skytrain II for the U.S. Naval Reserve and Marine Corps. The final active-duty flight of the C-9A Nightingale was in September 2005. The Boeing C-40 Clipper is replacing the Navy Reserve's aging C-9B fleet.

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