Comparison BT-67 to DC-3

Comparison of the BT-67 to the Douglas DC-3  

BT-67 DC-3
Engines P&W PT6A-67R P&W R-1830
(1281shp) (1200 hp)
Propellers 5-blade 115″ 3-blade 138″
Weight – pounds
Take-off (max) 28,750 26,900
Basic operating 15,827 17,815
Useful load (max) 12,923 9,085
Interior volume cu ft 1,225 905 Fuel capacity gallons
Standard 771 (5,172 lbs) 800
Long range tanks 1,542 (10,332 lbs) NA
Cruise speed (knots)
Max cruise (12,500 ft) 205 (95% torque) 173 (700 hp)
Standard cruise 199 (90% torque) 160 (600 hp)
Low cruise 276 (70% torque) NA
Fuel flow – gal/hour
Maximum cruise 152 119
Standard cruise 145 88
Low cruise 122 NA
Range – nautical miles
Standard cruise 45 minute reserve
Standard fuel 950 (80% torque) 1,334
Long range fuel 2,140 (80% torque) NA,
Single engine ceiling 14,000 ft 9,000 ft
@27,000lbs @26,200lbs