Friday, October 28, 2011

C-140 JetStar 3-view

Lockheed C-140 JetStar diagram
Although hardly a frontline combat aircraft, the USAF's C-140s did see use in forward areas, and some were refinished in camouflage.

The Jetstar first flew in September 1957; the prototype was powered by a pair of Bristol Orpheus engines, but production aircraft had four P&W JT12s. The C-140As were used for navaid checking, while the five C-140Bs and six VC-140Bs were used as light transports.

Jetstar Bibliography:

Photo: "Lockheed C−140 JetStars Prepared for MATS Delivery" Aviation Week & Space Technology February 13, 1961 p.33

Photo: "Lockheed C−140 JetStar" Aviation Week & Space Technology January 8, 1962 front cover

Robert F. Dorr "Missions of the JetStar" Combat Aircraft June 2002 p.280−283 9 photos

Some really good JetStar photos, including VC-140Bs and a C-140A in European 1 colors
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