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Aircraft Summary Table

The following is a summary and comparison of AMC airlift aircraft characteristics. You can also go directly to the individual aircraft pages: C-130, C-141, C-5, C-17,   KC-135, and KC-10

Aircraft

C-130

C-141B

C-5

C-17

KC-135

KC-10

Manufacturer

Lockheed

Lockheed

Lockheed

McDonnell-
Douglas

Boeing

McDonnell-
Douglas

Popular Name

Hercules

Starlifter

Galaxy

Globemaster

Strato-
Tanker

Extender

Picture

C-130

C-141

C-5

C-17

KC-135

KC-10

Basic Weight

80,000 lbs

150,000 lbs

374,000 lbs

276,000 lbs

123,000 lbs

252,000 lbs

Max Weight

155,000 lbs

323,000 lbs

769,000 lbs

580,000 lbs

323,000 lbs

590,000 lbs

Max Fuel

62,000 lbs

153,000 lbs

332,000 lbs

184,000 lbs

203,000 lbs

355,000 lbs

Fuel Burn Per Hour

5,000 lbs

12,000 lbs

25,000 lbs

16,000 lbs

10,000 lbs

15,000 lbs

Planned ACL

25,000 lbs

46,000 lbs

130,000 lbs

90,000 lbs

20,000 lbs

80,000 lbs

Max ACL

35,000 lbs

72,000 lbs

240,000 lbs

200,000 lbs

40,000 lbs

180,000 lbs

# of Pallets

6

13

36

18

6

22

Max Pallet Height

96"

96"

96"

96"

65"

90"

Normal # of Passengers

42

98

73

54

56

10

Max Pax

90

200

340

102

72

69

Compartment Length

624"

1251"

1736"

1077"

1013"

1444"

Compartment Height

108"

109"

162"

148"

78"

96"

Compartment Width

123"

123"

228"

216"

129"

197"

Usable Height

102"

105"

156" Nose
112" Aft

142"

50"

96"

Usable Width

115"

117"

220" Aft
150" Nose

208"

129"

197"

Min Runway Length

3,000'

6,000'

6,000'

3,000'

7,000'

7,000'

Min Runway Width

80'

98'

148'

90'

148'

148'

Min Taxiway Width

30'

50'

75'

50'

75'

75'

DBOF-T Cost/Hour

$3,381

$4,553

$10,729

$5,979

$3,448

$6,921

$/Ton/Hour

$270

$198

$165

$133

$345

$173


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Last updated September 23, 1997 - Information compiled from AMCP 36-1, aircraft technical manuals, and our experience