Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

ICAO aircraft code C141
Country United States
New price USD 8.1 million (1992)

The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter is a retired military strategic airlifter that served with the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), its successor organization the Military Airlift Command (MAC), and finally the Air Mobility Command (AMC) of the United States Air Force (USAF).

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Lockheed C-141 Starlifter Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
C141
Manufacturer
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Manufactured
1963 - 1968
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 8.1 million (1992)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
4x Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Turbofan
Power:
20,250 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
493 Kts
913 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
120 Kts
Travel range:
2,550 Nm
4,723 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
41,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2600 feet / minute
13.21meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1720 meter - 5,642.98 feet
Landing Distance:
1222 meter - 4,009.14 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
147,000 Kg
324,076 lbs
Max Payload:
41,222 Kg
90,878 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
24,000 gallon
90,850 liter

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About the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter is a retired military strategic airlifter that served with the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), its successor organization the Military Airlift Command (MAC), and finally the Air Mobility Command (AMC) of the United States Air Force (USAF). The aircraft also served with airlift and air mobility wings of the Air Force Reserve (AFRES), later renamed Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), the Air National Guard (ANG) and, later, one air mobility wing of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) dedicated to C-141, C-5, C-17 and KC-135 training.

Introduced to replace slower propeller driven cargo planes such as the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II and Douglas C-133 Cargomaster, the C-141 was designed to requirements set in 1960 and first flew in 1963. Production deliveries of an eventual 285 planes began in 1965: 284 for the USAF, and a company demonstrator later delivered to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for use as an airborne observatory. The aircraft remained in service for over 40 years until the USAF withdrew the last C-141s from service in 2006, after replacing the airlifter with the C-17 Globemaster III.

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