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The C-133 Cargomaster (AKA:The Unsung Giant) was made by Lockheed as a stretched version of their C-130 Hercules. The C-133 was not as successful as it's counter part, but it still served a nice career since 1956.


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Built between 1956 and 1961, the Cargomaster was a Strategic Airlifter, one of the few turboprop ones and served from 1956 until 1971. Working with the C-124 Globemaster II, the C-133 became one of the Air Force's less known but also most prized 1960s cargo aircraft. Some used to transport the Mercury,Gemini, and Apollo rocket parts ad was one of the only aircraft long enough to fit them. In 1971 it was replaced by the C-5 Galaxy but many where restored and reserved for exhibition and commemorative flights. The last operator are the "Cargomaster Corporation" in Alaska, and there the C-133 made several unofficial records for flight distances. 359 mph was the top speed, and helped to speed up cargo deliveries with smart aerodynamics, and the aircraft is still known as the USAF's most unusual cargo aircraft!

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Ready to fly

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A C-133 in 1970 in the USAF.

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Landing

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The C-133 very, very long Cargo Bay.

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