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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 Military Transport Aircraft

 

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 m (3540 ft)
  • 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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