Author Topic: Douglas C-133 Cargomaster  (Read 284 times)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2019, 03:58:29 AM »
I was actually thinking of keeping the wing but just adding the TF33 Nacelles/pylons.

Ah OK, like a Chase XC-123 then
« Last Edit: March 23, 2019, 04:00:25 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2019, 04:00:20 AM »
Yes, though with single engines per pod
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2019, 10:24:29 AM »
I saw one of these at the museum at Dover AFB. What a monster! IIRC the C-133 did not have the strengthened floor like the C-141, C-130 or C-5 so it couldn’t carry tanks and such. Otherwise it might have soldiered on longer.

It could carry light armoured vehicles.  In 1965, the USAF carried M41 light tanks for the ARVN from Saigon to Da Nang to put down a rebellion headed by the "Third Force" (primarily Buddhist followers) which wanted to negotiate with the NLF (Communist) forces.   Apparently it was fairly hairy but it was accomplished.  The sudden arrival of tanks, even if only light tanks was enough to stop the rebellion in it's tracks (pun intended).

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Re: Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2019, 02:22:23 AM »
When I was in Anchorage Alaska early '70s saw one fly over low.  Impressive.