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#AA-2082   1/72 scale  Lockheed C-141B Starlifter  McChord AFB markings

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

62 resin parts, 3 metal parts

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Clear-cast canopy & decal

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Span 677 mm

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Length 712 mm

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Unit price: US$168

Shipping charge: US$28.00

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1959, the U.S.A.F. issued a requirement for a jet powered, fast and strategic transport aircraft that would serve as a "work horse" for rapidly moving U.S. Army troops anywhere in the world. Lockheed responded to the requirement with the Model 300 and was received contract for the aircrafts to be designated C-141A. In practice, MAC found that the C-141A's cargo hold volume was small compared to its weight-lifting capability. In 1979 U.S.A.F. initiated a cargo capacity upgrade program for its C-141A fleet. The project added an inflight refueling system and lengthened the fuselage. The stretched C-141A was designated C-141B. The first YC-141B conversion performed its initial flight and was accepted. A total of 270 C-141B conversions were performed through June 1982. The Air Force was very pleased with the conversion program, since it came through ahead of schedule and under budget, and gave MAC an increased airlift capacity equivalent to 90 more C-141As. After the Gulf War, structural problems led to the imposition of flight restrictions, 63 C-141B were resolved by a comprehensive repair program and were also upgraded to the C-141C.

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Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

To meet the USAF's "Specific Operational Requirement 182" to replace slower piston-engined cargo planes

160ft.

168ft.4in.

39ft.3in.

4x Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7 turbofan engine

567 mph

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200 troops, or 90880 pounds cargo

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Model References

The Lockheed C-141B is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S. Transport aircraft 1946 ~ 1962

Douglas XC-112 (C-54) Liftmaster

Curtiss XC-113 (C-46G) Commando

Douglas XC-114 (C-54) Skymaster

Douglas XC-115 (C-54) Skymaster

Douglas XC-116 (C-54) Skymaster II

Douglas C-117 (C-47) Skytrain II

Douglas C-118A (R6D-1 / C-54) Liftmaster

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

Fairchild XC-120 Packplane

Lockheed C-121 Constellation

Chase YC-122 (XCG-18A) Avitruc

Fairchild C-123 Provider

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

Northrop YC-125 Radier

Cessna LC-126

DeHavilland C-127 (L-20 / U-6) Beaver

Fairchild C-128 (C-119D)

Douglas YC-129 Super Dakota

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Convair C-131 Samaritan

Douglas XC-132

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster

Stroukoff C-134 (C-123B) Pantobase

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

Fairchild C-136 (C-123B)

Boeing VC-137 Air Force One

Fairchild C-138 (F-27)

Lockheed SC-139 (P2V-1) Neptune

Lockheed C-140 Jetstar

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Ling-Temco-Vought XC-142

Curtiss-Wright XC-143 (X-19)

Modern U.S. strategic heavy airlifter

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 Globemaster III