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C-141 Starlifter Model

Lockheed C141 Starlifter Strategic Wood Model Airplane


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C-141 Starlifter Model

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Relive history with our C-141 Starlifter mahogany display model!

Model Airplane: C-141 Starlifter Strategic Airlifter Aircraft
Wingspan: 19.25"
Fuselage Length: 20.25"
Scale: 1/100
Material: mahogany wood
Manufacturer: Lockheed Corporation
Engine: Jet - Turbofan
Era: Vietnam War
Branch: United States Air Force (USAF), NASA

Model Airplane Factory, makers of hand made model aircraft, presents to you our Lockheed C141 Starlifter Strategic Wood Model Airplane. The C-141 Starlifter mahogany display model is meticulously carved and painted to reflect the true detail of the original C-141b Starlifter aircraft. Our C141 Starlifter model airplane is a beautiful, handmade authentic replica, made from the very finest grade of select kiln-dried mahogany wood and painstakingly decorated by our skilled craftsmen. C-141 Starlifter showcases the exact markings of the actual USAF C141 starlifter aircraft and has a wingspan of 19.25 inches, body length of 20.25 inches.

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter was a military strategic airlifter in service with the United States Air Force. Introduced to replace slower piston-engined cargo planes such as the C-124 Globemaster II, the C-141 was designed to requirements set in 1960 and first flew in 1963; production deliveries of an eventual 285 planes began in 1965, 284 for the Military Airlift Command, and one for NASA. The aircraft remained in service for almost 40 years until the USAF withdrew the C-141 from service on May 5, 2006, replacing the aircraft with the C-17 Globemaster III.

President John F. Kennedy's first official act after his inauguration was to order the development of an all-jet transport to extend the reach of the nation's military forces. Lockheed's C-141 StarLifter was the result. The C-141 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, inject those forces and their equipment either by airland or airdrop, re-supply employed forces, and extract 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. Stretching of the Starlifter consisted of lengthening the plane 23 feet, 4 inches (53.3 centimeters), which increased cargo capacity by about one-third - 2,171 extra cubic feet (65.13 extra cubic meters). Lengthening of the aircraft had the same effect as increasing the number of aircraft by 30 percent. The C-141 was the first jet aircraft designed to meet military standards as a troop and cargo carrier.

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