C-141 Starlifter

C-141 Hanoi Taxi – the first Starlifter to land in North Vietnam to repatriate US POWs – seen here at the National Museum of the US Air Force. The Taxi finished up its service at Wright Patterson AFB, and was restored to its original paint scheme before being retired to the NMUSAF.

C-141 Starlifter photo

C-141 Hanoi Taxi at NMUSAF, July 2017

C-141 Starlifter walk around photo -engines

C-141 TF33 engine photo - rear view

The Taxi some eight years before her retirement, in the overall gray scheme introduced post-Desert Storm:

C-141 photo

C-141 Hanoi Taxi at the 1998 Dayton Air Show

C-141 Bibliography:

Chandler Evans Corporation/CECO ad, with color artwork depicting a C-141A Aviation Week & Space Technology March 25, 1963 p.31 This issue also has a Lockheed ad on p.70-71 showing a Starlifter forward and aft fuselage being mated.

Lockheed ad showing three NMF C-141As on the ramp Aviation Week & Space Technology August 3, 1964

Air Force Reserve ad, with a side-view photo of C-141A 40612 Aviation Week & Space Technology September 15, 1969

Photo: first flight of the YC-141B prototype Aviation Week & Space Technology April 4, 1977 p.13

Photo: “Stretched C-141Bs Slated for MAC” Aviation Week & Space Technology February 25, 1980 p.21

Photo: “First Stretched C-141 in Service” Aviation Week & Space Technology April 21, 1980 p.24

William Holder “The New Starlifter” Air Combat May 1983 p34-37, 60-63 12 photos

“Lockheed’s Stretched Starlifter” Air International March 1983 Covers the C-141B stretch program – includes a picture of the YC-141B parked next to an A-model, color shot of paradropping operations, and a C-141B cutaway diagram.

“NC-141As retired” World Air Power Journal Vol.35 Winter 1998 p.15

“Starlifter Eclipsed” FlyPast June 1998 p.10 retirement of NC-141A 61-2775, the first Starlifter to serve with the USAF

“Hanoi Taxi arrives at Dayton” Aeroplane July 2006 p.9

Gary Hatcher “Heavy Haulage” Review of Anigrand’s 1/72 C-141B kit Scale Aviation Modeller International August 2008 p.714


Review: American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961

C-5 Galaxy references

Military Aircraft of the 1970s by Gerry Manning p.102: photo of C-141A 65-0218