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Bravo Two Zero 
Andy McNab
(Amazon.UK)
Hornets over Kuwait 
Jay A. Stout
(Amazon.UK) 
It Doesn't Take a Hero 
H. Norman, General Schwarzkopf
(Amazon.UK)
Storm over Iraq :
Air Power and the Gulf War

Richard P. Hallion
(Amazon.UK)
Into the Storm : A Study in Command 
Tom Clancy,
Frederick M. Franks
(Amazon.UK) 
Crusade : The Untold
Story of the Persian
Gulf War
 
Rick Atkinson
Strike Eagle : Flying the
F-15E in the Gulf War
William Smallwood
(Amazon.UK)
The Generals' War : The
Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf 
Michael R. Gordon,
Bernard E., General Trainor
(Amazon.UK)
Every Man a Tiger 
Tom Clancy,
Frederick M. Franks
(Amazon.UK) 

C-141 Starlifter

Wingspan:
160 feet
Length:
168 feet, 4 inches.
Height:
39 feet, 4 inches
Weight:
343,00 lbs maximum
Speed:
566 mph
Range:
6,390 plus miles. (Worldwide with refueling)
Power:
Four Pratt and Whitney TF33-P-7 Turbofan engines
Crew:
4
Service:
Air Force

*The C-141 was first operational in the early-1960's as a longer-ranged compliment to the C-130. The C-141 saw action throughout Vietnam and is capable of carrying upto 150 troops. The C-141 was on the scene in the opening hours of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and continues to play a vital role in the logistics of resupply.

Iraqi Counterpart--

The Iraqis have an unknown number of Il-76 cargo aircraft which can carry about 140 troops or paratroopers. Iraq has also converted some Il-76s into airborne early warning systems and may have modified some plans to tanker variants.

Actions in Desert Storm--

The C-141, like the C-5, deserve much of the credit for the airlift success of Operation Desert Shield and the buildup of U.S. forces in the region. After ferrying in many of the troops, the planes were used to bring in essential spare parts from the U.S. to the KTO. C-141's were also used to transport injured servicemen from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. if further care was required. The C-141 is scheduled to be replaced by the C-17 still in production as many of the 141's are growing very old.


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