General Product Description
Our MahoganyModel Lockheed C-141B Starlifter USAF Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Lockheed C-141B Starlifter USAF Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful, finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast or avid military jet aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual real life version.
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Lockheed C-141B Starlifter USAF Model Details
The C-141B Starlifter is the workhorse of the Air Mobility Command. The Starlifter fulfills the vast spectrum of airlift requirements through its ability to airlift combat forces over long distances, deliver those forces and their equipment either by air, land or airdrop, resupply forces and transport the sick and wounded from the hostile area to advanced medical facilities.
The C-141B is a stretched C-141A with in-flight refueling capability. The stretching of the Starlifter consisted of lengthening the planes 23 feet 4 inches (7.11 meters). The added length increased the C-141 cargo capacity by about one-third, for an extra 2,171 cubic feet (62.03 cubic meters). The lengthening of the aircraft had the same overall effect as increasing the number of aircraft by 30 percent. The C-141A, built between 1963 and 1967, was AMCs first jet aircraft designed to meet military standards as a troop and cargo carrier. The development of the B model was the most cost-effective method of increasing AMCs airlift capability.
A universal air refueling receptacle on the C-141B, with the ability to transfer 23,592 gallons(89,649.6 liters) in about 26 minutes, means longer non-stop flights and fewer fuel stops at overseas bases during worldwide airlift missions.
The C-141 force, nearing nine million flying hours, has a proven reliability and long-range capability. In addition to training, worldwide airlift and combat support, the C-141 has amassed a laudatory record in response to humanitarian crises.
The C-141, with its changeable cargo compartment, can transition from rollers on the floor for palletized cargo to a smooth floor for wheeled vehicles to aft facing seats or sidewall canvas seats for passengers, quickly and easily, to handle over 30 different missions.
C-141s are stationed at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.; McChord AFB, Wash.; McGuire AFB, N.J.; and Travis AFB, Calif. AMC began transferring C-141s to the Air Reserve and Air National Guard forces in July 1986. The first Air Reserve unit was Andrews AFB, Md., followed by others now at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and March Air Reserve Base, Calif.; and Air National Guard units at Jackson, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn.
The first C-141A, delivered to Tinker AFB, Okla., in October 1964, began squadron operations in April 1965. The C-141 was the first jet transport from which U.S. Army paratroopers jumped, and the first to land in the Antarctic. The first C-141B was received by the Air Force in December 1979. Conversion from A to B models was completed in 1982.
The C-141 continues to be the backbone of military airlift capability and the cornerstone of a valuable national asset — airlift. The C-141s reliability and intrinsic capabilities enable AMC to meet any commitment anywhere national interest dictates.
Primary Function: Cargo and troop transportContractor: Lockheed-Georgia Co.Power Plant: Four Prattamp; Whitney TF33-P-7 turbofan engines Thrust: 20,250 pounds, each engineWingspan: 160 feet (48.7 meters)Length: 168 feet, 4 inches (51 meters)Height: 39 feet, 3 inches (11.9 meters)Cargo Compartment: Height, 9 feet 1 inch (2.77 meters); length, 93 feet 4 inches (28.45 meters); width, 10 feet 3 inches (3.12 meters)Cargo Door: width, 10.25 feet (3.12 meters); height, 9.08 feet (2.76 meters)Speed: 500 mph (Mach 0.74) at 25,000 feetCeiling: 41,000 feet (12,496 meters) at cruising speedRange: Unlimited with in-flight refuelingMaximum Takeoff Weight: 323,100 lbs (146,863 kilograms)Load: Either 200 troops, 155 paratroops, 103 litters and 14 seats, or 68,725 lbs (31,239 kilograms) of cargoUnit Cost: $42.3 million (FY98 constant dollars)Crew: Five or six: two pilots, two flight engineers and one loadmaster and one navigator (added for airdrops). Aeromedical teams of two flight nurses and three medical technicians each are added for aeromedical evacuation missions.Date Deployed: C-141A: October 1964; C-141B: December 1979.Inventory: Active duty, 74; Air National Guard, 28; Air Force Reserve, 68