FIXED WING ROTARY WING SPACE WWII SHOP
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Continued From Previous Page General Characteristics Primary Function: Cargo and troop transport Prime Contractor: Boeing Company Power Plant: Four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines Thrust: 40,440 pounds, each engine Wingspan: 169 feet 10 inches (to winglet tips) (51.75 meters) Length: 174 feet (53 meters) Height: 55 feet 1 inch (16.79 meters) Cargo Compartment: length, 88 feet (26.82 meters); width, 18 feet (5.48 meters); height, 12 feet 4 inches (3.76 meters) Speed: 450 knots at 28,000 feet (8,534 meters) (Mach .74) Service Ceiling: 45,000 feet at cruising speed (13,716 meters) Range: Global with in-flight refueling Crew: Three (two pilots and one loadmaster) Aeromedical Evacuation Crew: A basic crew of five (two flight nurses and three medical technicians) is added for aeromedical evacuation missions. Medical crew may be altered as required by the needs of patients Maximum Peacetime Takeoff Weight: 585,000 pounds (265,352 kilograms) Load: 102 troops/paratroops; 36 litter and 54 ambulatory patients and attendants; 170,900 pounds (77,519 kilograms) of cargo (18 pallet positions) Unit Cost: $202.3 million (fiscal 1998 constant dollars) Date Deployed: June 1993 Inventory: Active duty, 187; Air National Guard, 12; Air Force Reserve, 14