Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

C-97C-97 StratofreighterBoeing C-97G StratofreighterC-97sBoeing 367Boeing 367 YC-97 StratofreighterBoeing 367/C-97 StratofreighterBoeing C-97Boeing C-97A StratofreighterBoeing C-97A-BO
The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter is a long-range heavy military cargo aircraft developed from the B-29 and B-50 bombers.wikipedia
238 Related Articles

Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter

KC-97KC-97 StratofreighterBoeing KC-97 Stratotanker
Between 1947 and 1958, 888 C-97s in several versions were built, 811 being KC-97 tankers.
The Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter is a United States strategic tanker aircraft based on the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

B-29B-29 SuperfortressB-29s
The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter is a long-range heavy military cargo aircraft developed from the B-29 and B-50 bombers.
A transport developed from the B-29 was the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter, first flown in 1944, followed by its commercial airliner variant, the Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser in 1947.

Boeing B-50 Superfortress

B-50B-50 SuperfortressKB-50
The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter is a long-range heavy military cargo aircraft developed from the B-29 and B-50 bombers.
The C-97 military transport was, in its 1944 prototype, essentially a large upper fuselage tube attached to a B-29 lower fuselage and wings, with an inverted figure-eight cross-section.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

C-130C-130 HerculesHercules
However, unlike the later Lockheed C-130 Hercules, it was not designed as a combat transport which could deliver directly to primitive forward bases using relatively short takeoffs and landings.
The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter also had a rear ramp, which made it possible to drive vehicles onto the plane (also possible with forward ramp on a C-124).

Biafran airlift

the entire Biafran effort to survive
C-97s also participated in the Biafran airlift, delivering relief materials to Uli airstrip in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War.
By 1969 the US had sold eight C-97 military cargo aircraft to JCA and was reported to be providing 49% of all aid to the relief effort.

105th Airlift Wing

105th Airlift Group105th Fighter Group105th Military Airlift Group
*105th Aeromedical Transport Group – Westchester County Airport, New York (1962–1969)
With air transportation recognized as a critical need, the 137th was re-designated the 137th Air Transport Squadron (Heavy) 1 December 1963 and equipped with C-97 Stratofreighter heavy transports, although the Aeromedical Flight remained as a secondary mission.

111th Fighter Wing

391st Bombardment Group111th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing111th Bombardment Group
111th Air Transport Group – NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
In 1962, the unit transitioned from the F-89J jet interceptor to a large, heavy transport, the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter, a double-decked, four-engine airplane.

109th Airlift Wing

109th Fighter Group109 Airlift Wing Command109th Air Transport (later Military Airlift) Group
109th Air Transport Group – Schenectady Airport, New York
The 139th Air Transport Squadron was equipped with C-97 Stratofreighter intercontinental transports, with an Aeromedical Flight as a secondary mission.

118th Wing

118th Airlift Wing118th Fighter Group118th Tactical Airlift Wing
118th Air Transport Group – Berry Field Air National Guard Base / Nashville International Airport, Tennessee
In April 1961 the Wing converted to an airlift mission flying the C-97G Stratofreighter.

Pratt & Whitney T34

Pratt & Whitney YT34-P-5Pratt & Whitney PT2G-3Pratt & Whitney T-34-P-7
YC-97J: KC-97G conversion with four 5,700 hp (4,250 kW) Pratt & Whitney YT34-P-5 turboprops, two converted.
The first application for the T34 was the Boeing YC-97J Stratofreighter, which later became the Aero Spacelines Super Guppy.

139th Airlift Wing

139th Air Refueling Group139th Air Transport Group139th Airlift Group
139th Air Transport Group – Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Missouri
The 139th Air Transport Group was assigned to Military Air Transport Service (MATS), equipped with 4-engined C-97 Stratofreighter transports.

138th Fighter Wing

138th Tactical Fighter Group138th Air Transport Group138th Fighter-Interceptor Group
138th Air Transport Group – Tulsa Air National Guard Base / Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma
In January 1960, the 138th FIS was reassigned to the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), trading in its Sabre interceptors for 4-engined C-97 Stratofreighter transports.

116th Air Control Wing

116th Fighter-Bomber Wing116th Tactical Fighter Wing116th Bomb Wing
116th Air Transport Group – Dobbins ARB, Georgia
In 1961, Military Air Transport Service (MATS) became the 116th's gaining command as the wing traded in its Sabre interceptors for 4-engined Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter transports.

137th Special Operations Wing

137th Fighter-Bomber Wing137th Air Refueling Wing137th Fighter-Bomber Group
137th Air Transport Group – Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma
In April 1961, the 137th was reassigned to Military Air Transport Service as the 137th Air Transport Wing, trading in its Sabre interceptors for 4-engined Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter transports.

151st Air Refueling Wing

151st Air Refueling Group151st Fighter-Interceptor Group151st Military Airlift Group
151st Air Transport Wing – Salt Lake City Air National Guard Base / Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah
On 1 April 1961, the 151st was transferred from Air Defense Command to the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), and re-equipped with C-97 Stratofreighter.

157th Air Refueling Wing

101st Fighter Group157th Air Refueling Group157th Military Airlift Group
157th Air Transport Group – Grenier AFB, New Hampshire(1960–1964)/ Pease AFB, New Hampshire (1964–1968)
The 134th exchanged its recently acquired Sabres for eight Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter aircraft.

133rd Airlift Wing

133d Airlift Wing133d Air Transport Wing133d Fighter-Interceptor Wing
133d Air Transport Wing – Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, Minnesota
In 1960, the 133rd FIW was reassigned to Military Air Transport Service (MATS) as its gaining command, trading in its air defense interceptors for 4-engines C-97 Stratofreighter transports.

Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major

R-4360Wasp MajorPratt & Whitney ''Wasp Major
Production models featured the 3500 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp Major engine, the same engine as for the B-50.

Dobbins Air Reserve Base

Dobbins Air Force BaseDobbins ARBDobbins AFB
116th Air Transport Group – Dobbins ARB, Georgia
Over the years, a wide variety of U.S. Army Air Forces and U.S. Air Force aircraft have been stationed at Dobbins AFB with the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard, including the P-51 Mustang, F-51 Mustang, F-84 Thunderstreak, F-86 Sabre, C-97 Stratocruiser, C-123 Provider, C-124 Globemaster II, F-100 Super Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief, F-4 Phantom II, C-7 Caribou, C-130 Hercules and the F-15 Eagle.

180th Airlift Squadron

180th Bombardment Squadron180th438th Bombardment Squadron
180th Air Transport Squadron (Heavy)
On 14 April 1962, the 180th was reassigned to Military Air Transport Service (MATS), trading in its Thunderflassh jet reconnaissance aircraft for 4-engined C-97 Stratofreighter transports.

161st Air Refueling Wing

161st Air Refueling Group161st Air Transport Group161st Aero Medical Airlift Group
161st Air Transport Group – Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona (1966–1972)
The Mach-2 Starfighters were exchanged for large, 4-engined C-97G Stratofreighters with a mission of worldwide transport of personnel, supplies and equipment.

106th Rescue Wing

394th Bombardment Group106th Bombardment Group106th Aeromedical Transport Group
106th Air Transport Group – Suffolk County Airport, New York
C-97A/G Stratofreighter, 1964-1969

165th Airlift Wing

165th Air Transport Group165th Military Airlift Group165th Tactical Airlift Group
165th Air Transport Group – Savannah Air National Guard Base / Savannah International Airport, Georgia
They traded in its Sabre interceptors for 4-engines C-97 Stratofreighter transports.

166th Airlift Wing

166th Air Transport Group166th Tactical Airlift (later Airlift) Group
166th Air Transport Group – New Castle Air National Guard Base / Greater Wilmington Airport, Delaware
The Delaware Air National Guard gave up its F-86 Sabrejets for the four engine C-97 Stratocruiser cargo planes.

164th Airlift Wing

164th Air Transport Group164th Military Airlift Group164th Air Transport (later Military Airlift, Tactical Airlift, Airlift) Group
164th Air Transport Group – Memphis Air National Guard Base / Memphis International Airport, Tennessee
The 155th served as a fighter and tactical reconnaissance until 1 April 1961, when it converted to the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter.