The C-141 Starlifter was his chariot of choice in the Air Force. In its day it could carry up to 150 troops or a LOT of cargo. Can you believe he flew this as the Captain at age 23? I prefer my airplane Captains to have a little grey at the temples, thankyouverymuch.
By way of comparison to the new Pilatus PC-12 NG, which has a loaded weight of 10,450 lbs. … this behemoth weighs in at a whopping 342,100 lbs.