Lockheed in 1975

Brief History

Companies in 1975




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Aeritalia G-91Y

B-1 Strategic Bomb.

Northrop YF-17

F-86 Sabre




5. C-141 STARLIFTER Long Range Transport

Prominent for its role in returning freed U.S. prisoners after the Vietnam cease-fire, the C-141 StarLifter was the mainstay of the Military Airlift Command's transoceanic air missions between Southeast Asia and the U.S. The 284 StarLifters built by Lockheed-Georgia nearly doubled the Air Force's airlift strength, cutting costs of delivering cargo from the U.S. east coast to Saigon by half, time by a third. Maximum takeoff weight 316,000 lbs. Length 145 ft.; wingspan 160 ft. Cargo compartment 10 ft. wide, 9 ft. high, 70 ft. long; four Pratt & Whitney engines, 21,000 lbs. thrust each.

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All information on this page is from a Lockheed Aircraft Corporation brochure of 1975.