Loading a Wing

Photos from Airlifters Magazine
Publication of Lockheed, Summer of 1969

Submitted by Barry Geier from his personal collection.

For the first time, a 52-foot long C-141A wing panel was airlifted by a 437th MAW StarLifter from the AVCO Corporation plant at Nashville, Tenn, to Charleston AFB. Men of the 76th MAS first flew a K-Loader to the on-load site, and delivered the wing to Charleston with no sweat. The first photo shows the wing panel on the K-Loader, and the second shows the wing being loaded into the airplane.

Photos by CMSgt. Clyde B. Coley

If anyone knows WHY it was carrying a wing to Charleston, please let me know!

Last Updated: 14/Aug/2004 15:38