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Starlifter Walkaround — Lockheed’s C-141, Part 2

2 December 2015

47° 08′ 00″ N / 122° 28′ 58″ W

Note: part 1 was posted just previously 🙂 This excellent example is located at the Heritage Hill Park of the McChord Air Museum.

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter— photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter — photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter— photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter — photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter— photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter — photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter— photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter — photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter— photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter — photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter— photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter — photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter— photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter — photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter— photo by Joseph May

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter — photo by Joseph May

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    2 December 2015 09:16

    A great jet transport, but one that was limited by fuselage diameter; still a grand set of shots, Joe!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      2 December 2015 11:24

      Yes, Ross. I think you are referring to the round cross-section which made outsized cargo (e.g., vehicles) unable to be loaded, certainly a regressive step compared to the Globemaster II which it replaced. The Starlifter raised the bar in many significant aspects (i.e., speed and range), though, and could carry rocket bodies such as the Atlas and Thor. All the same, the C-5 and the C-17 handle that outsized cargo which the C-141 could not 🙂

  2. Douglas Hasert permalink
    2 December 2015 10:29

    Flew a number of times in them. Makes me feel old to see it in a Museum !

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      2 December 2015 11:18

      Just as long as you’re not a display in a museum 😉

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