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LOCKHEED C-141 Starlifter

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Name C-141 Starlifter
Manufacturer LOCKHEED
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

LOCKHEED Starlifter
LOCKHEED L-300 Starlifter
LOCKHEED C-141 Starlifter

LOCKHEED C-141 Starlifter

LOCKHEED C-141 Starlifter


Strategic transport aircraft. In service since 1965. USAs first purpose designed jet powered strategic freighter. Equipped for in-flight refuelling. Stretched version: C-141B. NC-141 with shorter fuselage for various test duties.

Technical Data

Wing span 48.8 m160.105 ft <br />
Length 51.3 m168.307 ft <br />
Height 11.8 m38.714 ft <br />
Powerplant 4 x 93.4 kN GE JT3D (USAF: TF33-P-7) turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney JT3D

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 430 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1720 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.75 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 147000147,000 kg <br />147 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL420 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 40804,080 nm <br />7,556,160 m <br />7,556.16 km <br />24,790,551.199 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C141

None on SKYbrary