• Short Summary

    THE C-141A STARLIFTER, FIRST U.S. JET TRANSPORT DESIGNED FOR MODERN MILITARY AIRLIFT REQUIREMENTS, SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED?

  • Description

    THE C-141A STARLIFTER, FIRST U.S. JET TRANSPORT DESIGNED FOR MODERN MILITARY AIRLIFT REQUIREMENTS, SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT 17 DECEMBER. THE STARLIFTER WAS IN THE AIR FOR 53 MINUTES.

    THE C-141A, POWERED BY FOUR 21,000-POUND THRUST TURBOFAN ENGINES, WILL BE A VERSATILE PERFORMER. WHILE CAPABLE OF CROSSING OCEANS NON-STOP AT SPEEDS OF MORE THAN 500 MPH, IT CAN CUT ITS BACK TO 135 MPH TO DROP PARATROOPERS ON TARGET.

    IT CAN CARRY 127 FULLY EQUIPPED PARATROOPERS. ITS 145-FOOT FUSELAGE CAN CARRY 70,000 POUNDS OF MILITARY CARGOES MORE THAN 4,000 MILES WITHOUT REFUELING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABVS3W1L0JHUCP6OJYMJSFGOVH
    Media URN:
    VLVABVS3W1L0JHUCP6OJYMJSFGOVH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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