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C141_1A.JPG (11529 bytes) C-141 Starlifter


The C-141B Starlifter is a strategic airlift aircraft built by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation with the primary mission of supporting global military activities with airland and airdrop missions. This aircraft is not normally used for intra-theater airlift except in the airdrop role. It will deliver cargo and combat troops from the United States to major airfields within any area of operations. The C-141B provides increased distance, speed, and payload capabilities over the C-130. It is also capable of refueling to greatly extend its range. It is the most prevalent and versatile airlift aircraft in the Air Force (ref AMCP 36-1, p. 123).

Aircraft Characteristics

Aircraft Basic Weight: 150,000 pounds
Max Takeoff Weight: 323,000 pounds
Max Fuel: 153,000 pounds, Fuel Burn per Hour: 12,000 pounds
Planned Aircraft Cargo Load (ACL): 46,000 pounds (35,000 mile leg)
Max ACL: 72,000 pounds

Cargo Compartment: Length: 1251", Height: 109", Width: 123"
Usable Height: 105", Usable Width: 117"
Max Number of Pallets: 13, Max Pallet Height: 96"
Normal Number of Passengers: 98, Max Passengers: 200

Minimum Runway Length: 6,000', Min Runway Width: 98', Min Taxiway Width: 50'
DBOF-T Cost per Hour to Charter: $4,553, Cost per Ton per Hour: $198

Check out the C-141B Factsheet and the Summary and Comparison Table

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