C-137 Stratoliner

Manufacturer Boeing
Country United States

The Boeing C-137 Stratoliner is a retired VIP transport aircraft derived from the Boeing 707 jet airliner used by the United States Air Force.

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C-137 Stratoliner Specifications

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General

Manufactured
1954–1965
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Powerplant
4 × Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-102 turbofan engines
18,000 lbf (80 kN) thrust each
Maximum speed
627 mph
1,009 km/h, 545 kn
Cruise speed
600 mph
966 km/h, 520 kn
Range
7,610 mi
12,247 km, 6,610 nmi
Service ceiling
50,000 ft
15,200 m
Rate of climb
4,900 ft/min
25 m/s

Weight & dimensions

Length
152 ft 11 in
46.61 m
Wingspan
145 ft 9 in
44.42 m
Height
42 ft 5 in
12.93 m
Empty weight
98,466 lb
44,663 kg
Gross weight
297,000 lb
135,000 kg
Max takeoff weight
327,000 lb
148,325 kg

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About the C-137 Stratoliner

The Boeing C-137 Stratoliner is a retired VIP transport aircraft derived from the Boeing 707 jet airliner used by the United States Air Force. Other nations also bought both new and used 707s for military service, primarily as VIP or tanker transports. In addition, the 707 served as the basis for several specialized versions, such as the E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft.

The designation C-18 covers several later variants based on the 707-320B/C series. The C-137 should not be confused with the superficially-similar Boeing C-135 Stratolifter; although they share a common ancestor the two aircraft have different fuselages.

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