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What is the largest military transport plane?

What is the largest military transport plane?

C-5 Galaxy
With a payload capacity of almost 135 tons, the C-5 Galaxy is the largest aircraft routinely operated by the U.S. military. The Air Force announced it was reactivating the monster airlifer in May 2017.

What are the big military planes called?

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

C-5 Galaxy
A United States Air Force C-5 in flight
Role Strategic airlifter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Lockheed Corporation Lockheed Martin

What are military transport planes called?

military cargo aircraft
A military transport aircraft, military cargo aircraft or airlifter is a military-owned transport aircraft used to support military operations by airlifting troops and military equipment.

Which is the biggest military transport aircraft in the world?

Xian Y-20 is the biggest military transport aircraft indigenously built in China. Image courtesy of Khalidshou. An Ilyushin Il-76 of the Indian Air Force lands at Leh, one of the highest airports in the world. Image courtesy of Karunakar Rayker. Airbus A310 MRTT is a twin-engine cargo and aerial refuelling aircraft.

How many people can a Y-9 transport aircraft carry?

This transport aircraft can carry 106 passengers, 132 paratroopers, or 72 stretchers. Alternatively it can carry two ZLC 2000 airborne combat vehicles, that can be paradropped. The Y-9 can carry various other military vehicles, including light trucks, cargo containers or pallets. The rear cargo door serves as a ramp.

What is the purpose of a military transport aircraft?

Role: Military transport aircraft are responsible for moving troops and cargo (including weapons, military equipment, fuel, and other goods) to an area of operational concern.

When was the first military transport plane made?

First flight was in December 2009. Military transport aircraft or military cargo aircraft are used to airlift troops, weapons and other military equipment to support military operations.