C-141 Starlifter

Hanoi Taxi: the story of the C-141 StarLifter that became the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the US

Hanoi Taxi: the story of the C-141 StarLifter that became the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the US

Although C-141 StarLifter aircraft had flown many military and humanitarian missions, none was more significant than the mission flown by… Read More

11 months ago

Eclipse Project: when NASA used a USAF C-141A Starlifter to tow a QF-106A Delta Dart to demonstrate the feasibility of using the aerotow concept to launch space vehicles

The QF-106A Delta Dart was successfully towed aloft six times by the C-141A Starlifter to a peak altitude of 25,000… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why the C-141 is possibly The Most Significant Aircraft in History of Airlifter Design

The Lockheed C-5, McDonnell Douglas Boeing C-17, Ilyushin IL-76, Kawasaki C-1 and C-2, Embraer KC-390, Xi'an Y-20, and Airbus A400M… Read More

5 years ago

The story of C-141 Hanoi Taxi, the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the U.S.

The Hanoi Taxi flew two missions into Hanoi, carrying out 78 POWs and two civilian returnees to the Philippines, and… Read More

5 years ago