The Basler BT -67 ( Basler Turbo -67 ) is a domiciled of the Oshkosh (Wisconsin ) Basler Turbo Conversions modified version of the Douglas DC- third Basler received the Certificate of Airworthiness for the BT- 67 from the FAA on 11 December 1990.
The development of the BT -67 started in 1988 with the conversion of a prototype under the guidance of the members of the Basel group Basler Flight Services. A second modification was followed in early 1990 in a specially created facility in Oshkosh. In late summer 1990, the first two military BT -67 were delivered to the Salvadoran Air Force, with funding by the U.S. U.S. Foreign Military Sales program was carried out.
The original radial engines ( for example, the 895 kW (1200 hp) end R -1830 -92) be of the type PT6A turboprop engines with 1062 kW (1424 hp) replaced. This drive to fünfblätterige Hartzell propellers.
When remodeling also the forward fuselage is (according to another source to 102 cm) extended by 0.88 m to hold in spite of the lighter, now equipped with five-blade Hartzell propellers engines focus within the permissible range. In addition, the forward cabin bulkhead is moved to 0.60 m forward, the fabric-covered control surfaces are replaced by metallbeplankte, and the wing tips get to improve handling at low speeds, a revised profile. The fuel system is also adapted for the use of kerosene.
A BT -67 has a 1814 kg ( 4000 lb) increased payload compared to a standard Douglas C -47. The travel speed increases from 241 to 313 km / h
- Fuerza Aérea de El Salvador: The first operator of the BT -67. The first two conversions from AC -47D gunships, followed by two transport aircraft.
- Fuerza Aerea Colombia: operates the largest BT -67 fleet. At least nine gunships have been converted into AC - 47T and an unknown number of transport aircraft C- 47T. The Colombian police received six C- 47T.
- Thailand is nine BT -67 in different usages. In addition to transport and fire fighting tasks, this also includes the seeding clouds with chemicals to induce artificial rain. The machines are operated by the 461 Squadron based in Phitsanulok.
- The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research ( AWI) in Bremerhaven uses two copies: The " Polar 5 " ( registration C - GAWI ) and the " Polar 6" ( registration C - ghgf ).
- The Ministry of Defense of the United States operates a single machine ( Werknr. 32529/15781 ) with the civilian authorization N73CD for operations in Afghanistan. The aircraft has an infrared device ( FLIR ) and a laser warning system.
- A machine with the civilian mark N40386 was leased from the Special Operations Squadron 6 (SOS 6) directly from Basler.
- Guatemale: five transport aircraft
- Mali: two transport aircraft
- Mauritania: a transport aircraft