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    Museum Audio Tour 53: Cold War Gallery: Airlift

    Museum Audio Tour 53: Cold War Gallery: Airlift

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    Audio by NMUSAF PA 

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    How could the United States efficiently and effectively move ballistic missiles during the Cold War? How could troops and equipment move quickly around the world? The answer was simple: airlift. One example of a large-capacity strategic cargo aircraft is the C-133A Cargo Master on display. This turboprop-powered airlifter handled a wide variety of military cargo. It could transport ballistic missiles cheaper and more quickly than by trailer over highways. With its rear and side-loading doors, moving items on or off was fast and efficient. The aircraft on display set a world record for propeller-driven aircraft when, on Dec. 16, 1958, it carried a cargo payload of 117,900 pounds to an altitude of 10,000 feet. After the more capable, jet-powered C-141 and C-5 were developed, the C-133 was retired in 1971.



    Date Taken: 12.31.1969
    Date Posted: 09.02.2015 13:54
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 41979
    Filename: 1509/DOD_102704412.mp3
    Length: 00:00:58
    Album Museum Audio Tour
    Track # 53
    Location: DAYTON, OH, US 

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