Military Transport Aircraft

Military Transport Aircraft are typically fixed and rotary wing cargo aircraft which are used to deliver troops, weapons and other military equipment by a variety of methods to any area of military operations around the surface of the planet, usually outside of the commercial flight routes in uncontrolled airspace.

Transport aircraft are largely defined in terms of their range capability as strategic airlift, airlift and tactical airlift to reflect the needs of the land forces which they most often support. These roughly correspond to the commercial flight length distinctions.

Military Transports Aircraft List

Manufacturer Model first flight max Payload (t) Cruise (km/h) max range (km) MTOW
Airbus A330 MRTT 2007 45 860 14,800 223
Airbus A400M 2009 37 780 9,300 141
Alenia C-27J Spartan 2008 11.5 583 5,926 31.8
Antonov An-12 1957 20 777 5,700 61
Antonov An-22 Antei 1965 80 740 5,000 250
Antonov An-26 1969 5.5 440 2,550 24
Antonov An-32 1976 6.7 480 2,500 26.9
Antonov An-70 1994 47 729 6,600 145
Antonov An-72 1977 7.5 600 4,800 33
Antonov An-124 Ruslan 1982 150 800-850 5,410 405
Antonov An-225 Mriya 1988 250 800 15,400 600
AVIC Y-9 2008 25 650 7,800 77
Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey 1989 6.8 396 1,627 27.4
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III 1991 77.5 830 4,482 265
CASA C-212 Aviocar 1971 2.8 315 1,433 8
CASA/Indonesian Aerospace CN-235 1983 5 509 5,003 15.1
CASA C-295 1998 9.3 481 5,630 23.2
de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou 1958 3.6 348 2,103 14.2
Douglas C-47 1943 3 360 2,600 10.5
Grumman C-1 Trader 1952 1.6 462 2,092 13.2
Grumman C-2 Greyhound 1964 4.5 465 2,400 24.7
Embraer C-390 2011 19 900 6,200 72
Fairchild C-123 Provider 1949 11 367 1,666 27
Ilyushin Il-76 1971 47 900 4,400 210
Ilyushin Il-112 2011 5.9 550 5,000 20
Kawasaki C-1 1970 11.9 657 1,300 45
Kawasaki XC-2 2010 37.6 890 6,500 120
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy 1968 122 907 4,445 381
Lockheed C-130 Hercules 1954 20 540 3,800 70.3
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter 1963 45 912 9,880 147
Short Brothers C-23 Sherpa 1982 3.2 296 1,239 3.2
Transport Allianz Transall C-160 1963 16 513 1,850 49.2
UAC and HAL UAC/HAL Multirole Transport Aircraft 2015 22 830 2,500 68

 

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