The first C-47s were ordered in 1940 and by the end of WWII, over 10,000 had been procured for the USAAF and U.S. Navy. They carried personnel and cargo, and in a combat role, towed troop-carrying gliders and dropped paratroops into enemy territory.
C-5A Flight Simulator
The KC-135E Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. Nearly all internal fuel can be pumped through the flying boom, the KC-135's primary fuel transfer method.
The KC-97 saw service well into the Vietnam Conflict era. There were 888 C-97s built between 1951 and 1956, 814 of these were modified to KC-97 tankers.
The C-119 Flying Boxcar was a twin-engine, twin-boom, twin-tail transport designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute
C-119 Flying Boxcar
The Constellation was the first commercial transport plane to travel at 300mph and was the last of the great American propeller-driven airliners. When the advances of commercial flight made it necessary for the President to have a plane, the Constellation was also the first plane to be designated as Air Force One, commencing with the Eisenhower administration.
The Provider is a short-range assault transport used to airlift troops and cargo onto short runways and unprepared airstrips.
C-124A Globemaster II
The C-124A is capable of handling up to 74,000 pounds of cargo such as tanks, field guns, bulldozers, and trucks. It could also be converted into a transport capable of carrying 200 fully-equipped troops in its double decked cabin or 123 litter patients.
The Voodoo became the principle aircraft of the 98th Fighter Interceptor Squadron stationed at Dover Air Force Base in the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. Their job was to defend Washington D.C. and the Eastern U.S. over the course of the Cold War.
F-106 Delta Dart
An all weather interceptor known for its efficiency and ability to counter bomber aircraft up to 70,000 feet, the F-106A had a maximum speed of 1,525 mph (Mach 2.3), a range of 1,500 miles.
The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for air dropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.
It was the largest turboprop transport ever to be accepted by the U.S. Air Force. In 1958.