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Cargo Aircraft

Cargo aircraft used by various branches of the United States Military.

Airlift Cargo Aircraft Overview
Airlift operates across the range of military operations performing six broad tasks: deployment, employment, redeployment, sustainment, aeromedical evacuation (AE), and military operations other than war, such as foreign humanitarian assistance and noncombatant evacuation operations.

Advanced Theater Transport (concept)
In the long term (FY11-21) the Air Force plans to begin acquisition process for the Advanced Theater Transport to replace C-130s as they retire.

C-12 Fact Sheet
Basic information about the Army's C-12 transport aircraft.

C-12 Huron Fact Sheet
The C-12F Huron provides logistics support between Navy air stations. Powered by two PT-6A-42 turboprop engines, the C-12F can deliver a total payload of up to 4,215 pounds.

C-12 Huron
The C-12 Huron, a twin turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft, is the military version of the Beachcraft Super King Air.

C-130 Hercules Fact Sheet
The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.

C-130 Hercules
The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the intratheater portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for paradropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.

C-135
Derived from Boeing's prototype 707 jet airliner in the early 1950s, the C-135 has been a visible successful partner of the Air Force since the first one was acquired in August 1956.

C-141B Starlifter Fact Sheet
The C-141B 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, deliver those forces and their equipment either by air, land or airdrop, resupply forces and transport the sick and wounded from the hostile area to advanced medical facilities.

C-141B Starlifter
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.

C-17 Globemaster III Fact Sheet
The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force.

C-17 Globemaster III
The C-17 is the newest airlift aircraft to enter the Air Force's inventory. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.

C-20
The various versions of the C-20 are military modifications of the commercial Gulfstream aircraft. The C-20 aircraft provide distinguished visitor (DV) airlift for military and government officials.

C-20A/B Gulfstream III Fact Sheet
The C-20 Gulfstream III is a twin-engine, turbofan aircraft acquired to fill the airlift mission for high-ranking government and Defense Department officials.

C-21A Fact Sheet
The C-21A is a twin turbofan engine aircraft used for cargo and passenger airlift. The aircraft is the military version of the Lear Jet 35A business jet.

C-21A
The C-21A, the military version of the Learjet 35A, provides cargo and passenger airlift and can transport litters during medical evacuations.

C-22
The C-22B, a Boeing 727-100, is the primary medium-range aircraft used by the Air National Guard and National Guard Bureau to airlift personnel.

C-22B Fact Sheet
The C-22B, a Boeing 727-100, is the primary medium-range aircraft used by the Air National Guard and National Guard Bureau to airlift personnel.

C-23 Sherpa Fact Sheet
Basic information about the Army's C-23 Sherpa transport aircraft.

C-23 Sherpa
The Sherpa is an all-freight version of the Shorts 330 regional airliner with a 5 ft-6 inch square cabin section over an unimpeded hold length of 29 ft.

C-26 Metroliner
The C-26 is operated exclusively by the Air and Army National Guard and was first delivered in 1989. They have quick change passenger, medevac, or cargo interiors.

C-27A Spartan
The C-27A Spartan is a twin turboprop engine aircraft designed to meet Air Force requirements for a rugged, medium size airland transport.

C-2A Greyhound Fact Sheet
The C-2A Greyhound provides critical logistics support to aircraft carriers. Its primary mission is Carrier On-Board delivery.

C-2A Greyhound
The C-2A Greyhound , twin-engine cargo aircraft designed to land on aircraft carriers, provides critical logistics support to aircraft carriers. Its primary mission is carrier on-board delivery.

C-38
The C-38 replaces two C-21A transports currently operated by the 201st Air National Guard based at Andrews AFB, Md. It holds 11 passengers and crew, is primarily for operational support and distinguished visitor transport and can be configured for medical evacuation and general cargo duties.

C-40
The C-40A, a derivative of the 737-700C and manufactured by Boeing Information, Space, and Defense Systems, is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified, high performance, fixed wing aircraft that will accommodate 120 passengers, eight pallets of cargo, or a combination configuration consisting of 3 pallets and 70 passengers.

C-5 Galaxy Fact Sheet
With its tremendous payload capability, the gigantic C-5 Galaxy, an outsized-cargo transport, provides the Air Mobility Command intertheater airlift in support of United States national defense.

C-5A/B Galaxy
The C-5 Galaxy is a heavy-cargo transport designed to provide strategic airlift for deployment and supply of combat and support forces. The C-5 can carry unusually large and heavy cargo for intercontinental ranges at jet speeds.

C-9A/C Nightingale Fact Sheet
The C-9 is a twin-engine, T-tailed, medium-range, swept-wing jet aircraft used primarily for Air Mobility Command's aeromedical evacuation mission.

C-9A/C Nightingale
The C-9 is a twin-engine, T-tailed, medium-range, swept-wing jet aircraft used primarily for Air Mobility Command's aeromedical evacuation mission.

Civil Reserve Air Fleet
The Civil Reserve Air Fleet is made up of US civil air carriers who are committed by contract to providing operating and support personnel for DOD. The CRAF program is designed to quickly mobilize our nation’s airlift resources to meet DOD force projec-tion requirements.

Common Support Aircraft (concept)
The Common Support Aircraft (CSA) will serve as the Navy's carrier-based surveillance, control, and support aircraft for the 21st century, replacing existing S-3B, ES-3A, E-2C, and C-2A aircraft.

CT-39
The CT-39G aircraft is a twin-jet engined, pressurized, fixed wing , 8 passenger monoplane manufactured by Rockwell International as the -60 Model aircraft.

Global Range Aircraft (concept)
The notional Global Range Aircraft is based on the USAF Science Advisory Board (SAB) "New World Vistas" global range mission of 150,000 pounds payload over a 12,000 NM range.

New Strategic Aircraft (concept)
The goal of the NSA program is to develop the standard long range mobility aircraft for the first half of the 21st century. The basic NSA airframe will be a commercially certified aircraft with provisions for modular components and systems to allow the aircraft to evolve to meet changing requirements and missions.

UC-35A
The UC-35A is a medium range executive and priority cago jet aircraft that is the materiel solution for the C-XX (MR) requirement.

UV-18A Twin Otter
The UV-18A 'Twin Otter' is the military version of the DeHavilland DHC-6 with optional float and ski fittings.

The C-17 Globemaster III - Record Payload
Article about the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, one of the world's biggest transport planes. The article looks at the aircraft's capabilities, design and use around the world.

C-12 Huron - Versatile Military Plane
An article about the C-12 Huron aircraft and its use across the U.S. military for a number of different missions.

C-26 Metroliner Has Served Multiple Roles With The U.S. Military and Government
C-26 Metroliner Has Served Multiple Roles With The U.S. Military and Government

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