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C-72 was a blanket designation given to a variety of privately owned Waco enclosed-cabin biplanes pressed into service by the United States Army Air Forces in 1942. In all, 42 aircraft were taken and used for light transport duty wherever needed.

VariantsEdit

 
USAAF Waco UC-72 42-38271, formerly Waco SRE NC20961, at Hammer Field
UC-72
12 impressed civil Waco SRE, powered by a 400 hp (298 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-985-33 Wasp Junior.[1]
UC-72A
One impressed civil Waco ARE, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs R-915-1 (Jacobs L-6-1).[1]
UC-72B
Four impressed civil Waco EGC-8, powered by a 350 hp (261 kW) Wright R-760-E2 Whirlwind.[1]
UC-72C
Two impressed civil Waco HRE, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Lycoming R-680-9.[1]
UC-72D
Two impressed civil Waco VKS-7, powered by a 240 hp (179 kW) Continental R-670-3 (Continental W-670-3).[1]
UC-72E
Four impressed civil Waco ZGC-7, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1 (Jacobs L-5-1).[1]
UC-72F
One impressed civil Waco CUC-1, powered by a 250 hp (186 kW) Wright R-760E Whirlwind.[1]
UC-72G
One impressed civil Waco AQC-6, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs R-915-1.[2]
UC-72H
Five impressed civil Waco ZQC-6, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2]
UC-72J
Three impressed civil Waco AVN-8, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs R-915-1.[2]
UC-72K
Two impressed civil Waco YKS-7, powered by a 225 hp (168 kW) Jacobs R-755-1 (Jacobs L-4-1).[2]
UC-72L
One impressed civil Waco ZVN-8, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2]
UC-72M
Two impressed civil Waco ZKS-7, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2] One later factory retrofitted with a 300 hp (224 kW) Lycoming R-680-13.[3][4][5]
UC-72N
One impressed civil Waco YOC-1, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2]
UC-72P
Two impressed civil Waco AGC-8, powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs R-915-1.[2]
UC-72Q
One impressed civil Waco ZQC-6, powered by a 285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs R-830-1.[2]

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Andrade 1979, p. 79
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Andrade 1979, p. 80
  3. ^ "Aircraft N50662, 1939 Waco Formerly ZKS-7 now HKS-7 C/N 5221". Airport-data.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  4. ^ "S7Album/1939 Waco HKS-7 NC50662 originally ZKS-7 NC20954". Nationalwacoclub.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  5. ^ McGo, Jack (2011-12-05). "Waco HKS-7 NC50662". Flickr. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
Sources
  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.