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Douglas C-133 Cargomaster. A photo. Characteristics.
Douglas C-133 Cargomaster. A photo. Characteristics.

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster. A photo. Characteristics.


A type: Chetyrehdvigatelny heavy cargo aircraft logistics

Crew: four people

Developed by "Douglas" in response to the US Air Force requirements for cargo aircraft capable of carrying strategic cargoes which can not easily be separated for transportation of airline-124 or C-130, aircraft C-133 the drawing board at once went into production. The first production aircraft C-133A repeated prototype, its large pressurized fuselage of circular cross section could through the rear cargo door in the entire width of the fuselage to accept the new intercontinental ballistic missiles "Atlas" and "Titan".

The first five aircraft were delivered to the modification A military aircraft the US Air Force transport service in August 1957 years 1959 with them for a year followed 1961 15 aircraft C-133V, has a more powerful turboprop engines T34 and redesigned the rear part of the fuselage, including the cargo door sash. In addition, modifications in the aircraft were modified to carry ballistic missiles "Thor," "Jupiter", "atlas", "Titan" and "Minuteman". Surprisingly, once it was discovered that on the plane "Cargomaster» (Cargomaster - master transportation) may be carried 96 percent of all US military equipment. It has been tested in the middle of 1960-ies during the creation of the US forces in South Vietnam - it was discovered that three squadrons of C-133 aircraft were the only option for fast movement of bulk cargo across the Pacific Ocean.

The appearance in 1969, the aircraft C-5 «Galaxy" ease the burden overworked C-133 aircraft. Transport aircraft company "Lockheed" began to replace the aircraft "Cargomaster" in the command of Air Force transport. The last aircraft C-133 were decommissioned in 1979 year. Since then, three of them occasionally fly under the control of civil society organizations.

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 578 km / h
  • Range: 6920 km


  • Length: 48,02 m
  • Wingspan: 54,75 m
  • Height: 14,7 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 54 550 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 129 727 kg

Power point: four-engine T34 7 company "Pratt & Whitney" (by modifying the C-133A) or T-34-9W company "Pratt- Whitney" (by modifying the C-133V)

Power: four engines 28 Ltd. l. from. (20 879 kW) and 30 000 l. from. (22 368 kW), respectively,

Date of first flight:

  • 23 April 1956 years

The surviving airworthymodifications: C-133A / B



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