Lockheed C-141 Starlifter Military Transport
The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter was produced between 1963 and 1968 with a total of 285 aircraft produced, it was built and designed by Lockheed as a Strategic airlifter and medical evacuation aircraft for the United States Air Force who operated the aircraft until mid 2006 in favour of the newer Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. A single Lockheed C-141 Starlifter was allocated for NASA's use as an airborne observatory.
|Lockheed C-141B Starlifter Specifications:|
- Crew: 2 pilots, 2 flight engineers, 1 navigator, 1 or 2 loadmasters. On medevac flights 2 nurses and 3 medical technicians
- Length: 168 ft 4 in (51.3 m)
- Wingspan: 160 ft 0 in (48.8 m)
- Height: 39 ft 3 in (12 m)
- Empty weight: 144,492 lb (65,542 kg)
- Maximum takeoff weight: 342,100 lb (147,000 kg)
- Engines: Four 20,250 lbf (90.1 kN each) Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7 turbofans
- Maximum speed: 567 mph (493 kn, 912 km/h)
- Range: 2,935 mi (2,550 nmi, 4,723 km)
- Ferry range: 6,140 mi(5,330 nmi, 9,880 km)
- Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,500 m)
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter loading an Apollo Space Program Mobile Quarantine Facility
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