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Primary function Air refueling for combat search and rescue helicopters
Builder Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Power Plant Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engines
Thrust 4,910 shaft horsepower each engine
Length 98 feet, 9 inches (30 meters)
Height 38 feet, 6 inches (11.7 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 155,000 pounds (69,750 kilograms)
Wingspan 132 feet, 7 inches (40.4 meters)
Speed 289 miles per hour (464 kilometers per hour) at sea level
Ceiling 33,000 feet (10,000 meters)
Range Beyond 4,000 miles (3,478 nautical miles)
Crew Three officers (pilot, co-pilot, navigator) and six enlisted (flight engineer, airborne communications specialist, loadmaster and three pararescuemen)
Unit Cost $16.5 million (1992 dollars)
Date Deployed 1964
Inventory Active force, 9; ANG, 13; Reserve, 8

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