Lockheed Tristar Military Transport Aircraft
The Tristar was Lockheed's first wide bodied airliner a total of 250 were made between 1968-1984, a variant was modified by Marshall of Cambridge from civilian airliners for the RAF as an air-to-air tanker and transport aircraft, a total of nine were modified as a replacement for the RAF's aging Handley-Page Victor tanker aircraft in the aftermath on the Falklands conflict, they are currently operated by 216 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton.
Lockheed Tristar K1 Specifications:
- Crew: 3
- Length: 50.05 m (164 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 50.09 m (164 ft 4 in)
- Height: 16.87 m (55 ft 4 in)
- Wing area: 329.0 m² (3540 ft²)
- Empty weight: 105,165 kg (242,684 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 245,000 kg (540,000 lb)
- Engines: Three 50,000 lbf (222.4 kN) Rolls-Royce RB.211-524B turbofans
- Maximum Fuel Load: 136,080 kg (300,000 lb)
- Maximum speed: Mach 0.90
- Cruise speed: Mach 0.83 (483 kn, 894 km/h)
- Range: 4,200 nmi (7,785 km)
- Service ceiling: 43,000 ft (13,000 m)
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