C-141B Starlifter

On August 23, 1963, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed it was a “great moment for our nation” when he unveiled by remote control from the White House the initial Lockheed C-141 StarLifter military transport plane. 

The StarLifter came to be known as the “Hanoi Taxi” in 1973 after repatriating nearly 600 American Prisoners of War held in North Vietnam. The planes also played important roles in rescuing American personnel and Vietnamese refugees during the 1975 exodus of Saigon, evacuating 78 wounded in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, and carrying 39 hostages to freedom after the 1985 hijacking of a TWA airliner in Egypt.

Producent: Lockheed

Anvendt af: USA

Første flyvning: 17/12 1963.

Længde: 51,29 m.

Højde: 11,96 m.

Spændvidde: 48,74 m.

Vingeareal: 299,88 m2

Max hastighed: 910 km/t.

Take-off vægt: 31239 kg.

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