This Day in Aviation History
April 23rd, 1956
First flight of the Douglas C-133 Cargomaster.
The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster was a large cargo aircraft built between 1956 and 1961 by the Douglas Aircraft Company for use with the United States Air Force. The C-133 was the USAF’s only production turboprop-powered strategic airlifter, entering service shortly after the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, which was known as a tactical airlifter. It provided airlift services in a wide range of applications, being replaced by the C-5 Galaxy in the early 1970s….
Wikipedia, Douglas C-133 Cargomaster:
YouTube, Douglas C-133A Cargomaster Newsreel – 1956:
YouTube, Last Flight of the C 133 Cargomaster SD:
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