Douglas C-133B Cargomaster

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Douglas
Markings
60th Military Airlift Wing, Travis AFB, California, 1970
Designation
C-133B
Serial Number
59-0527

Douglas C-133B Cargomaster

The C-133 was the first U.S. Air Force transport to use turbo-prop engines. The Cargomaster was designed to carry complete Inter-continental Ballistic Missiles. Later C-133s were built with clamshell rear loading doors that allowed the Titan missile to be carried in one piece rather than disassembled. The Cargomasters only served from 1957 to the early 1970s due in part to serious problems with metal fatigue in their long thin fuselages. A total of fifty C-133s were built.

Specifications
Wingspan 179 ft 8 in
Length 157 ft 6 in
Height 48 ft 3 in
Weight 275,000 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 331 mph
Service Ceiling 19,400 ft
Range 3,975 miles
Engines 4 Pratt & Whitney T34-P-7WA Turboprops 6,500 shp
Crew 10, 200 troops or 1 Titan ICBM