TWA902fly
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What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 4:55 am

I took this pic August 19th 2000 at Fairbanks Alaska. I realized that i have no idea wht it is. Can anyone help me out with this US Air Force plane?

thanks to all

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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 4:59 am

That's a Lockheed C-141B Starlifter.
 
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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 5:01 am

That is a C141B Starlifter transport aircraft of the USAF Air Mobility Command.
 
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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 10:44 am

Definitely a C-141. Probably based at Charleston AFB, SC

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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 10:57 am

Yup, its a C-141. The only other airlifters that are in the US inventory currently that have a similar design are the C-17 and C-5, both newer and larger.
 
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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 11:02 am

ok thanks everyone. btw- why would it be bast at Charleston and fly to FAIRBANKS, ALASKA?

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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 11:03 am

ok thanks everyone. btw- why would it be based at Charleston and fly to FAIRBANKS, ALASKA?

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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 12:01 pm

If you know the "tail number" of the USAF aircraft, you can find out where it's based by using this site. Jeff http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/mwims/tails.htm
 
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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Mon Oct 30, 2000 1:12 pm

I used to be pretty good with my USAF tail flashes... I'm sure that C141 is NOT from Charleston, and I'm relatively sure its not from Travis AFB in N.J. Maybe March AFB in California? For some reason that rings a bell. I'm not sure what AMC has as far as wings in Alaska, so that's kinda a shot in the dark.
 
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RE: What Plane Is This (sorry I Dont Know Air Force)

Tue Oct 31, 2000 1:18 am

ATRpilot is right on. Its definitely not a Charleston bird. Those have a blue and white "Palmetto" flag towards the leading edge of the yellow stripe.

I think this one might be from the training command at Altus, Oklahoma... not 100% sure though.

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