Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
|역할||전략적 공중 수송기|
|첫 번째 비행||1963년 12월 17일|
Tthe 록히드 C-141 스타리프터 군사 항공 운송 서비스 (MATS), 그 후속 조직 인 군사 공수 사령부 (MAC), 그리고 마지막으로 미국 공군 (USAF)의 항공 모빌리티 사령부 (AMC)와 함께 봉사 한 군사 전략 공수기였습니다. 이 항공기는 또한 공군 예비군 (AFRES)의 공수 및 공중 이동성 날개를 가지고 있었고, 나중에 공군 예비 사령부 (AFRC), 공군 방위군 (ANG)으로 개명되었으며, 나중에 C-141, C-5, C-17 및 KC-135 훈련에 전념하는 항공 교육 훈련 사령부 (AETC)의 항공 모빌리티 날개 한 대가 있었다.
|Lockheed C-141B Starlifter Walk Around|
|사진 작가||시스 헨드릭스|
|Lockheed C-141C Starlifter|
|사진 작가||블라디미르 야쿠보프|
|로컬라이제이션||USAF 국립 박물관|
|Lockheed C-141 Starlifter Walk Around|
|사진 작가||하워드 메이슨|
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The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter was a strategic airlifter that served the United States Air Force for over four decades. It was designed to replace the older and slower propeller-driven cargo planes, such as the C-124 Globemaster II, and to perform both strategic and tactical airlift missions. The C-141 was the first jet-powered transport aircraft developed by Lockheed, and it had a distinctive high-wing design with four turbofan engines mounted in pods. The C-141 could carry up to 70,000 pounds of cargo or 154 passengers, and had a range of over 6,000 miles. The C-141 was also capable of aerial refueling, paratroop drops, and low-level flights.
The C-141 made its first flight on December 17, 1963, and entered service in 1965. It participated in several military operations and humanitarian missions, such as the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, and the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The C-141 was also used by NASA as an airborne observatory and a shuttle carrier aircraft. The C-141 underwent several upgrades and modifications throughout its service life, including a fuselage stretch that increased its capacity and performance. The C-141 was retired in 2006, after being replaced by the C-17 Globemaster III. A total of 285 C-141s were built, and none were exported to other countries.