Wednesday, May 21, 2008

C-141 Starlifter walk around

C-141 nose gear photo
nose gear

C-141 engine - nacelle opened
TF33 engine

C-141 Starlifter main gear fairing
C-141 main gear

C-141 TF33 thrust reverser detail
C-141 thrust reverser

C-141 3-view

Lizard camo scheme pattern for the C-141A.

C-141 Starlifter model
 C-141 model

L-300B Super Starlifter
1960s proposal for a stretched commercial Starlifter; interest from Flying Tiger and Slick Airways was expressed, but no aircraft were actually built.

Scale Models
Anigrand has issued 1/72 scale Starlifter kits in both C-141A and C-141B versions


Magazine Articles and Photos: 

Photo: C-141A 61-2775 (the first aircraft) as seen during roll-out. Air Pictorial November 1963  p.345

Photo: "Stretched C−141Bs Slated for MAC" Aviation Week & Space Technology February 25, 1980 p.21

Photo: "First Stretched C−141 in Service" Aviation Week & Space Technology April 21, 1980 p.24

William Holder "The New Starlifter" Air Combat May 1983 p.34−37, 60−63 12 photos

"NC−141As retired" World Air Power Journal Vol.35 Winter 1998 p.15

Robert F. Dorr "Starlifter: The Hercules' Larger Brother" Air Forces Monthly March 2003 p.78−82 11 photos

Newspaper Articles:
"U.S. Military Jet Crashes; 24 Dead" New York Times August 30, 1973 p.13 c.1

"Crashed Jet Seen As Weather Clears" New York Times March 22, 1975 p.63 c.3

"2 Air Force Jets Crash, Killing 39" New York Times August 29, 1976 p.1 c.4+

"Air Force Checking C−141 Crashes in Greenland and Britain" New York Times August 30, 1976 p.2 1 photo

"13 Are Killed in Crash Of U.S. Air Force Plane" New York Times November 13, 1980 p.17 c.1

Henry Tanner "U.S. Crash in Egypt Laid to Technical Fault" New York Times November 14, 1980 p.3 c.1 1 photo

C-141s at AMARG

Scale Models:

Dragon Models has issued a 1/200 scale Starlifter, while 1/144 versions have been made by Revell (injection) Anigrand (resin) and Combat Models (vacuform).
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