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 of modification A were delivered to the Military Air Transport Service of the US Air Force in August 1957, followed by 1959 1961 15 X-UMXX aircraft, featuring more powerful turbo-prop engines T133 and a redesigned rear fuselage including cargo hatch doors. In addition, Modification B aircraft were modified to transport ballistic missiles "Tor", "Jupiter", "Atlas", "Titan" and "Minuteman". Surprisingly, one day it was found that on the plane "Kargomaster" (Cargomaster - the master of cargo transportation) can transport 34 percent of all US military equipment. This was tested in the middle of the 96-s during the creation of American forces in South Vietnam - it was found that three squadrons of C-1960 aircraft were the only option for the rapid 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:

  • April 23, 1956

Surviving airworthiness modifications: C-133A / B