Country of Origin: USA.
Similar Aircraft: Il-76 Candid, C-5A Galaxy, C-17A Globemaster III.
Role: Transport, cargo (154 equipped troops, tactical vehicles, and weapons).
Armament: Usually none.
Dimensions: Length: 168 ft, 4 in (51.30 m). Span: 160 ft (48.76 m).
The C-141B Starlifter aircraft is a high speed, swept-wing, long-range, turbofan jet airplane designed for strategic, intertheater type missions.
The C-141B is the primary aircraft for deployment to another theater or operation.
It is most likely the aircraft to be used for all basic movement planning.
The peacetime ACL (allowable cargo load) of the C-141 based on 3,500 NM is 39,600 pounds, and its wartime ACL based on 3,500 NM is 50,600 pounds.
The C-141B does not have a separate passenger compartment, and passengers compete for available ACL.
Parachutists jump from the two aft doors of the aircraft.
The C-141B is not used for personnel jumping (static line) over the ramp.
|Up to 13 type 463L pallets|
|Web passenger seats over land||200|
|Full side wall seats only||98|
|Maximum on over water flights||153|
|Combat Concentrated Loading|
Wartime Emergency Operations
|Mass Drop Without Comfort Pallet||152|
|In-flight Rigging With Comfort Pallet||130|
|OH-6||6 (fully assembled)|
Wings: High-mounted, swept-back, and tapered. Negative slant and blunt tips.
Engine(s): Four turbofans suspended from pylons under the wings. Engines extend forward of the wings' leading edges.
Fuselage: Cigar-shaped and tapered to the rear. Solid, rounded nose and flush cockpit. Landing gear bulges at lower midsection.
Tail: Swept-back and tapered flats mounted high on a swept-back and tapered tail fin forming a "T". Small fairing in leading edge of the fin.
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