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C-141 Starlifter

Specifications
Primary Function Long-range troop and cargo airlift.
Contractor Lockheed-Georgia Co.
Length 168 feet, 4 inches (51 meters).
Height 39 feet, 3 inches (11.9 meters).
Wingspan 160 feet (48.5 meters).
Operating Weight 144,492 lb
Max Takeoff Weight, 2.25g 343,000 lb
Max Takeoff Weight, 2.5g 323,100 lb (145,395 kilograms)
Max Payload, 2.25g 94,508 lb
Total Fuel Capacity 23,592 US gal
Power Plant Four Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7 turbofan engines.
Thrust 20,250 pounds (9,112.5 kilograms), each engine.
Speed 500 mph (Mach 0.66).
Design Cruise Speed 489 kt
Long Range Cruise Speed 465 kt
Max Rate of Climb (MGW) 2,700 fpm
Ceiling 41,000 feet (12,424 meters).
Max Payload Range 2,500 miles (2,174 nautical miles).
Ferry Range 5,550 NM
Takeoff Distance (MGW) 6,800 ft
Landing Distance (DLW) 3,750 ft
Unit Cost $8.1 million (1992 dollars).
Crew Six (pilot, co-pilot, two loadmasters, and two flight engineers).
Date Deployed C-141A: May 1964; C-141B: December 1979.
Inventory 2001: 99 total
1998: Active force, 241; ANG, 16; Reserve, 12.



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