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C-141 Starlifter

posted Oct 5, 2010, 8:55 AM by 57th Alumni Association   [ updated Dec 19, 2010, 1:28 PM ]

On April 23, 1965, the first operational C-141 Starlifter aircraft was delivered to Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

Capable of crossing any ocean nonstop at more than 500 miles per hour, the Starlifter could transport up to

70,000 pounds of payload, including 154 troops, 123 paratroopers, or a combination of troops and supplies. 

It was built by Lockheed.