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Military transport aircraft or military cargo aircraft are typically "fixed wing and "rotary wing "cargo aircraft which are used to "airlift troops, weapons and other military equipment by a variety of methods to any area of military operations around the surface of the planet, usually outside the commercial flight routes in "uncontrolled airspace. Originally derived from bombers, military transport aircraft were used for delivering "airborne forces during "World War II and towing "military gliders. Some military transport aircraft are tasked to perform multi-role duties such as "aerial refueling and, rescue missions, tactical, operational and strategic "airlifts onto unprepared runways, or those constructed by engineers.

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Fixed-wing[edit]

Fixed-wing transport aircraft are defined in terms of their range capability as "strategic airlift or "tactical airlift to reflect the needs of the land forces which they most often support. These roughly correspond to the commercial "flight length distinctions: "Eurocontrol defines short-haul routes as shorter than 1,500 km (810 nmi), long-haul routes as longer than 4,000 km (2,200 nmi) and medium-haul between.[1]

A more specialised role of a cargo aircraft is that of transporting fuel in support of other aircraft with more limited flight endurance such as fighters or helicopters. Smaller cargo aircraft, known as "utility", are often used to transport "military communications equipment as temporary or permanent platforms, and in the command role by providing airborne command post or as an "air ambulance.

Transports and tankers[edit]

Type Country Role Introduction Date Payload (t) Maximum Take-Off Weight (t) Cruise Speed (km/h) Service Ceiling (m) Range (km) Image
"Aeritalia G.222 Italy Tactical 1978 9 28 439 7,620 1,371 ""Alenia.g222.fairford.arp.jpg
"Airbus A310 MRTT European Union Strategic / Tank 2003 36 164 850 12,530 6,500 ""Airbus A310 MRT MedEvac - ILA2002-02.jpg ""Airbus A310 MRTT.jpg
"Airbus A330 MRTT European Union Strategic / Tank 2007 45 223 860 13,000 14,800 ""RAF A330 Voyager ZZ335, Brize Norton 17th March 2016 (25365262923).jpg ""Centenary of Military Aviation 2014 Air Show (RAAF Williams, Point Cook) (12852630743).jpg
"Airbus A400M European Union Strategic / Tactical 2009 37 141 780 12,200 9,300 ""A400M-1969.jpg
"Alenia C-27J Spartan Italy Tactical 2008 11.5 31.8 583 9,144 5,926 ""Alenia C-27J Spartan, Italy - Air Force A mod.jpg
"Antonov An-8 Camp Ukraine Tactical 1958 11 88 480 9,600 2,780 ""Aeroflot Antonov An-8 Osta.jpg
"Antonov An-12 Cub Ukraine Tactical 1959 20 61 670 10,200 5,700 ""An-12 (12372096474).jpg
"Antonov An-14 Clod Ukraine Tactical / Utility 1966 7 3.6 180 5,000 650 ""01 Red Antonov An.14A Russian Air Force (7985634953).jpg
"Antonov An-22 Antei Ukraine Strategic / Tactical 1965 80 250 740 10,200 5,000 ""Lifting.AN-22 RA-09341 (8704268263).jpg
"Antonov An-26 Curl Ukraine Tactical 1969 5.5 24 440 7,500 2,550 ""An-26-slovak-3208.jpg
"Antonov An-28 Cash Ukraine Tactical / Utility 1986 2.5 8 270 7,620 1,500 ""EV-9960 Antonov An.28 Venezuelan Army (7459432668).jpg
"Antonov An-32 Cline Ukraine Tactical 1976 6.7 26.9 480 9,500 2,500 ""Sri Lankan Air Force Antonov An-32B SDS.jpg
"Antonov An-72 Coaler Ukraine Tactical 1977 7.5 33 600 10,100 4,800 ""Antonov An-72 ES-NOG.jpg
"Antonov An-124 Ruslan Ukraine Strategic 1982 150 405 800-850 12,000 5,410 ""Antonov 124 Volga RA82043.jpg
"Antonov An-70 Ukraine Strategic / Tactical 1994 47 145 729 12,000 6,600 ""Antonov An-70 in 2008.jpg
"Antonov An-178 Ukraine Tactical 2015 18 42 800 13,000 5,500 ""An-178 UR-EXP.jpg
"Antonov/Taqnia An-132 Ukraine Tactical 2016 9.2 28.5 550 9,000 4,400 ""Antonov An-132D maiden flight at Gostomel (cropped).jpg
"Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy United Kingdom Strategic / Tactical 1960 13 48 407 7,010 5,552 ""AW Argosy C.1 XR106 114 Sq RAFASC LEB 05.06.71 edited-3.jpg
"Avro York United Kingdom Strategic / Tactical 1944 9.1 29.4 322 7,010 4,800 ""Avro 685 York C1, UK - Air Force AN0867536.jpg
"Avro Vulcan K.2 United Kingdom Tank 1984 93 1053.5 14,000-17,000 ""Vulcan XH560 Fairford.jpg
"Beechcraft C-12 Huron United States Tactical / Utility 1974 2 5 375 10,668 3,185 ""U.S. Marine Corps C-12W.jpg
"Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey United States Tactical 1989 6.8 27.4 396 7,620 1,627 ""V22-Osprey.jpg
"Boeing 247/C-73 United States Strategic / Tactical 1942 6.2 304 7,620 1,200 ""Boeing C-73.jpg
"Boeing C-108 Flying Fortress United States Strategic / Tactical 1943 (prototype only) 5 30 293 10,850 3,219 ""BoeingXC-108 (4465224242).jpg
"Boeing KB-29 Superfortress United States Tank 1948 5.4 62 507 12,000 3,710 ""KB-29M Air Refueling.jpg
"Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter United States Strategic / Tank 1951 9.1 79 482 10,670 6,920 ""109th Air Transport Squadron Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter 49-2607.jpg""180th Air Refueling Squadron Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter 53-283.jpg
"Boeing KB-50 Superfortress United States Tank 1956 5.4 62 507 12,000 3,710 ""Refuelling.750pix.jpg
"Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker United States Strategic / Tank 1956 37.6 146 853 15,200 17,766 ""Kc135-3533-marchafb-lg.jpg ""F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena AB is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron .jpg
"Boeing YC-14 United States Tactical 1976 (prototype only) 31.4 133 723 13,716 5,136 ""Boeing YC-14A at Andrews AFB 1976.JPEG
"Boeing VC-25 United States VIP transport 1990 375 925 13,700 13,000 ""VC-25(040616-F-5677R-002).jpg
"Boeing C-17 Globemaster III United States Strategic / Tactical 1991 77.5 265 830 13,716 10,390 ""Ramstein.jpg
"Boeing C-32 United States VIP transport 1998 116 851 13,000 7,250 ""2537356 National Airborne Operations Center 09-0007 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany 2016.jpg
"Boeing C-40 Clipper United States Strategic 2001 18 78 838 12,500 5,600 ""US Navy 100126-N-0705K-003 Naval Air Crewmen 2nd Class Nicole Garza and David Murray and Naval Air Crewman 1st Class David McDermott load cargo bound for Haiti at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.jpg
"Boeing KC-767 United States Strategic / Tank 2005 29.5 182 851 12,200 11,830 ""JASDF KC-767 (5).jpg ""KC-767 Aeronautica Militare refueling B-52H 2007.jpg
"Boeing KC-46 Pegasus United States Strategic / Tank 2013 29.5 182 851 12,200 11,830 ""Pegasus refuels Globemaster (2).jpg
"British Aerospace 125 United Kingdom VIP transport 1965 11 747 12,500 2,891 ""British Aerospace BAe 125 CC.3, United Kingdom - Royal Air Force (RAF) JP6279083.jpg
"British Aerospace 146 United Kingdom VIP transport 1986 97.5 747 11,000 3,870 ""BAe146 aircraft from A Flight of 32 (The Royal) Squadron MOD 45147912.jpg
"Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander United Kingdom Tactical / Utility 1965 2 3 257 4,024 1,400 ""RAF ZF573 Bn Islander CVT (37066117556).jpg
"Canadair North Star Canada Strategic / Tactical 1946 5 33 523 10,970 6,212 ""17515 Canadair C-2 North Star RCAF MAN 14AUG65 (5562137057).jpg
"Canadair CL-44/CC-106 Yukon Canada Strategic / Tactical 1960 95 670 9,100 8,990 ""Canadair CC-106 15927 CAF LGW 09.68 edited-3.jpg
"Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan Canada Tactical 1960 6.4 24 518 7,620 3,660 ""CanadairCC109Cosmopolitan.JPG
"CASA C-212 Aviocar Spain Tactical / Utility 1971 2.8 8 315 7,925 1,433 ""US Army C-212.jpg
"CASA CN-235 Spain Tactical 1983 5 15.1 509 7,620 5,003 ""Casa cn235 001.jpg
"Cessna Citation V/UC-35 United States VIP transport 1987 7.3 796 13,715 3,650 ""Marines-uc35-6766-070403-04cr-16.jpg
"Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express United States Strategic / Tactical 1942 4.5 25 346 8,500 5,311 ""Liberator Express Consolidated C-87 41-11706 (15520594433).jpg
"Consolidated R2Y United States Strategic / Tactical 1944 (prototype only) 5.5 29 380 8,500 6,400 ""Consolidated R2Y.jpg
"Convair XC-99 United States Strategic 1949 (prototype only) 45 145.5 370 9,150 13,041 ""Convair XC-99 in flight c1948.jpg
"Convair C-131 Samaritan United States Tactical 1950 21 409 7,470 750 ""Convair C-131D Samaritan USAF.jpg
"Curtiss C-46 Commando United States Strategic / Tactical 1941 6.8 20 278 7,468 5,069 ""Curtiss R5C 1 USCG.jpg
"de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou Canada Tactical 1958 3.6 14.2 348 7,559 2,103 ""RAAF Caribou Vabre.jpg
"de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo Canada Tactical 1965 8.2 22.3 9,450 1,112 ""De Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (DHC-5D), Canada - Air Force AN1310605.jpg
"de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Canada Tactical / Utility 1966 5.5 278 7,620 1,434 ""Canadian Armed Forces - DHC6 - Twin Otter.jpg
"Douglas DC-2/C-32 United States Strategic / Tactical 1937 8 278 6,930 1,750 ""Douglas C-32 at Langley Field near base operations.jpg
"Douglas C-47 Skytrain United States Strategic / Tactical 1941 3 10.5 360 8,045 2,600 ""Skytrain Douglas C-47 (16138521471).jpg
"Douglas C-54 Skymaster United States Strategic / Tactical 1942 33 310 6,800 6,400 ""Douglas C-54Q Skymaster ‘72560’ (30370216011).jpg
"Douglas C-74 Globemaster United States Strategic 1945 22 78 6,490 5,470 ""C-74 long beach.jpg
"Douglas C-47 Skytrain/C-117 Skytrain United States Strategic / Tactical 1951 3 10.5 360 8,045 2,600 ""Douglas C-117D (DC-3S), USA - Marines AN1539492.jpg
"Douglas C-118 Liftmaster United States Strategic / Tactical 1947 12.7 48.5 507 5,460 6,700 ""Douglas C-118B Liftmaster ’51-7651’ (30392697585).jpg
"Douglas C-124 Globemaster II United States Strategic 1950 88.2 370 6,645 10,975 ""Douglas C-124C Globemaster II ‘0-21000’ (30329689621).jpg
"Douglas C-133 Cargomaster United States Strategic 1956 53.5 130 519 9,800 6,590 ""Douglas C-133B N77152 FAR Tucson 12.10.73 edited-3.jpg
"EADS CASA C-295 Spain Tactical 1998 9.3 23.2 481 9,100 5,400 ""CASA C-295 of Polish Air Force, Radom AirShow 2005, Poland.jpg
"Embraer KC-390 Brazil Tactical 2014 23 72 900 10,973 6,200 ""Apresentação KC-390 (15576572716).jpg
"Fairchild C-82 Packet United States Tactical 1944 12.5 24.5 351 6,460 6,239 ""C-82A Packet CQ-585.jpg
"Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar United States Tactical 1949 12.5 33.5 322 7,300 2,849 ""C-119 Boxcar (2).jpg
"Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor Germany Strategic / Tactical 1937 23 335 6,000 3,560 ""Focke-Wulf Fw 200A transport parked.jpg
"Fokker F27 Friendship Netherlands Tactical 1958 20 460 7,620 2,055 ""Dutch Air Force F-27-300M.jpg
"Fokker 50 Netherlands Tactical 1985 23 530 7,620 1,666 ""F-50 (5172161544).jpg
"Grumman C-1 Trader United States Carrier Onboard Delivery 1952 1.6 13.2 462 6,700 2,092 ""Grumman C-1A Trader aboard USS Yorktown (CVS-10), circa in 1963.jpg
"Grumman C-2 Greyhound United States Carrier Onboard Delivery 1964 4.5 24.7 465 10,210 2,400 ""C-2A NP-2000 VRC-40 in flight 2009 (modified).jpg
"Gulfstream III/C-20 United States VIP transport 1980 31.5 818 13,716 6,760 ""Gulfstream C-20B, United States - US Air Force (USAF) JP111852.jpg
"Handley Page Hastings United Kingdom Strategic / Tactical 1948 9 36.2 468 8,100 2,720 ""Handley Page HP-67 Hastings C1A, UK - Air Force AN0983869.jpg
"Handley Page Victor K.2 United Kingdom Tank 1965 93 17,000 9,660 ""Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2, UK - Air Force AN0992865.jpg
"Harbin Y-12 China Tactical / Utility 1983 5.5 250 7,000 1,340 ""China Marine Surveillance Harbin Y-12-II(B-3807) (4318168187).jpg
"Ilyushin Il-12 Coach Russia Tactical 1946 17 6,500 1,500 ""35046 Ilyushin IL.12 Chinese Airforce (7181003583).jpg
"Ilyushin Il-14 Crate Russia Tactical 1954 18 7,400 1,300 ""Ilyushin Il-14 Ilyushin Il-14 Khodinka Air Force Museum Sep93 (16966074629).jpg
"Ilyushin Il-76 Candid Russia Strategic / Tactical 1971 47 170 900 13,000 4,400 ""Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-76TD at Zurich Airport in May 1985.jpg
"Ilyushin Il-78 Midas Russia Tank 1971 47 170 900 13,000 4,400 """Refueling in air" (4591728745).jpg
"Ilyushin Il-76-MD-90A Russia Strategic / Tactical 2013 60 210 850 13,000 4,000 ""Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A with aurora and meteor.jpg
"Ilyushin Il-78M-90A Russia Tank 2017 47 170 900 13,000 4,400
"Ilyushin Il-112 Russia Tactical 2011 5.9 20 550 7,600 5,000 ""Maquette Ilyushin Il-112.jpg
"Ilyushin Il-276 Russia Tactical 2025 (planned) 20 15.8 800 13,000 2,000 ""MTS Il214 maks2009.jpg
"Junkers Ju 52 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1930 2 11 211 5,490 800 ""JU 52 3M.jpg
"Junkers Ju 89 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1938 (prototype only) 1.5 29 7,000 2,980 ""Bundesarchiv Bild 141-0068, Flugzeug Junkers Ju 89.jpg
"Junkers Ju 90 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1937 33 320 5,750 1,247 ""Junkers Ju 90B-1 in Malmi airport (SA-kuva 145033).jpg
"Junkers Ju 290 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1942 3 50 6,000 6,150 ""Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1989-039-19A, Flugzeug Junkers Ju 290 A3.jpg
"Junkers Ju 390 Germany Strategic 1943 (prototype only) 75.5 6,000 9,700 ""Abandoned JU-390 IWM CH 15687.jpg
"Kawasaki Ki-56 Japan Strategic / Tactical 1940 8 8,000 3,300 ""Kawasaki Ki-56.jpg
"Kawasaki C-1 Japan Tactical 1970 11.9 45 657 11,580 1,300 ""C-1 (13725348034).jpg
"Kawasaki C-2 Japan Tactical 2010 37.6 120 890 12,200 6,500 ""JASDF XC-2(08-1201) right side view at Gifu Air Base October 30, 2016.jpg
"Learjet C-21 United States VIP transport 1973 8 774 13,700 5,295 ""NDANG C-21A Learjet.JPEG
"Lisunov Li-2 Soviet Union Strategic / Tactical 1939 3 10.5 360 8,045 2,600 ""Lisunov Li-2 Soviet AF Monino 1994.jpg
"Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar United States Strategic / Tactical 1940 10 322 7,740 4,025 ""Lockheed R5O-1 (4461059329).jpg
"Lockheed C-69 Constellation United States Strategic / Tactical 1943 33 504 7,629 3,900 ""C-69.jpg
"Lockheed C-121 Constellation United States Strategic / Tactical 1948 48.5 512 7,450 4,445 ""Lockheed C-121G-LO 54-4052 1501st Air Transport Group over Golden Gate Bridge.jpg
"Lockheed R6V Constitution United States Strategic 1946 (prototype only) 83.4 418 8,700 8,670 ""Lockheed XR6O-1 landing Moffett Field.jpg
"Lockheed C-130 Hercules United States Tactical / Tank 1954 20.4 70.3 540 10,060 3,800 ""C-130 1 Yokota Tokyo.jpg ""F-18Fs VX-31 refueling from VX-30 KC-130F 2009.jpg
"Lockheed JetStar/C-140 United States VIP transport 1961 20 811 13,105 4,820 ""Lockheed VC-140B Jetstar '12488' (11392102443).jpg
"Lockheed C-141 Starlifter United States Strategic / Tactical 1963 28.4 147 912 12,500 9,880 ""USAF Lockheed C-141C Starlifter 65-0248.jpg
"Lockheed C-5 Galaxy United States Strategic 1968 122 381 907 10,600 4,445 ""Galaxy 01.jpg
"Lockheed TriStar (RAF) United States Strategic / Tank 1984 136 894 13,000 7,785 ""Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar KC1 (500), UK - Air Force AN1581740.jpg
"Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules United States Tactical / Tank 1996 19-20 70.3-74.3 643 8,615 3,334 ""A U.S. Air Force Lockheed C-130J Hercules.jpg ""165810 KC-130J USMC (19796162406).jpg
"McDonnell Douglas C-9 United States Strategic 1968 50 811 11,000 4,700 ""NHZDC9 WIKI.jpg
"McDonnell Douglas YC-15 United States Tactical 1975 (prototype only) 35 98 872 9,144 4,810 ""McDonnell Douglas YC-15A, USA - Air Force AN2074277.jpg
"McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender United States Strategic / Tank 1980 77 268 908 12,800 18,507 ""Defense.gov News Photo 980928-N-7712V-001.jpg ""KC-10 Extender (2151957820).jpg
"Messerschmitt Me 323 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1943 10 43 218 4,000 800 ""Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-596-0367-05A, Flugzeug Me 323 Gigant.jpg
"Mitsubishi Ki-57 Japan Strategic / Tactical 1942 9 8,000 3,000 ""Mitsubishi MC-20-II.jpg
"Nakajima Ki-34 Japan Strategic / Tactical 1937 5 310 7,000 1,200 ""Airborne Scene - Kato hayabusa sento-tai 1944 (01) wmplayer 2013-07-17.jpg
"PZL M-28 Skytruck Poland Tactical / Utility 1993 2.5 8 270 7,620 1,500 ""PL M-28 Bryza Okęcie.JPG
"Nord Noratlas France Tactical 1953 12.5 21 320 7,100 2,500 ""Airforce Museum Berlin-Gatow 395.JPG
"Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Italy Strategic / Tactical 1935 2 10.5 550 7,000 1,500 ""Savoia-Marchetti SM.81.jpg
"Shaanxi Y-8 China Tactical 1974 20 61 550 10,200 5,616 ""Shaanxi Y-8.jpg
"Shaanxi Y-9 China Tactical 2008 25 77 650 10,200 7,800 ""Shaanxi Y-9 at 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.jpg
"Short Belfast United Kingdom Strategic 1964 55 104 541 9,144 8,528 ""Short SC5 Belfast C.1 XR364 53 Sq FAR 12.09.64 edited-2.jpg
"Short Skyvan United Kingdom Tactical / Utility 1963 5 5.6 317 6,858 1117 ""SC-7-3M-400 Austria.JPG
"Short C-23 Sherpa United Kingdom Tactical / Utility 1982 3.2 3.2 296 5,114 1,239 ""C-23A Sherpa 10th MAS in flight 1987.JPEG
"Showa/Nakajima L2D Japan Strategic / Tactical 1939 3 10.5 360 8,045 2,600 ""Showa L2D.jpg
"Transall C-160 France/Germany Tactical 1963 16 49.2 513 10,060 8,230 ""50+61 German Air Force Transall C-160D ILA Berlin 2016 17.jpg
"Vickers Valetta United Kingdom Strategic / Tactical 1948 3 16.5 277 6,550 2,350 ""Vickers Valetta C.1 VW838 30 Sqn Ringway 31.07.53 edited-3.jpg
"Vickers Valiant B(K).1/B(PR)K.1 United Kingdom Tank 1958 64 16,500 7,245 ""Vickers Valiant BK.1 XD816 214 Sqn ABIN 150668 edited-2.jpg
"Vickers VC10 United Kingdom Strategic / Tank 1965 151 13,105 9,412 ""Vickers VC-10 (RAF VC-10 K4 tanker) (445770917).jpg
"Xian HY-6 China Tank 1995 9 79 768 12,800 6,000 ""PLAAF Xian HY-6 Li Pang.jpg
"Xian Y-20 China Strategic / Tactical 2013 66 220 900 13,000 7,800 ""Xian Y-20 at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.jpg

Rotary wing[edit]

"Military transport helicopters are used in places where the use of conventional aircraft is impossible. For example, the military transport helicopter is the primary transport asset of "US Marines deploying from "LHDs and "LHA. The landing possibilities of "helicopters are almost unlimited, and where landing is impossible, for example densely packed jungle, the ability of the helicopter to hover allows troops to deploy by "abseiling and "roping.

Transport helicopters are operated in assault, medium and heavy classes. "Air assault helicopters are usually the smallest of the transport types, and designed to move an "infantry "squad or "section and their equipment. Helicopters in the assault role are generally armed for self-protection both in transit and for suppression of the "landing zone. This armament may be in the form of "door gunners, or the modification of the helicopter with stub wings and "pylons to carry "missiles and "rocket pods. For example, the "Sikorsky S-70, fitted with the ESSM (External Stores Support System), and the Hip E variant of the "Mil Mi-8 can carry as much disposable armament as some dedicated "attack helicopters. The assault helicopter can be thought of as the modern successor to the "military glider. Finally, there is the generic term "utility helicopter, which generally refers to medium-lift designs.

Not all militaries are able to operate a full range of transport helicopters, so the medium transport type is probably the most useful compromise and probably the most common specialist transport type. Medium transport helicopters are generally capable of moving up to a "platoon of infantry and are capable of being able to transport "towed artillery or "light vehicles either internally or as underslung roles. Unlike the assault helicopter they are usually not expected to land directly in a contested landing zone, but are used to reinforce and resupply landing zones taken by the initial assault wave. Examples include the unarmed versions of the Mil Mi-8, "Super Puma, and "CH-46 Sea Knight.

Heavy lift helicopters are the largest and most capable of the transport types, currently limited in service to the "CH-53 Sea Stallion and related "CH-53E Super Stallion, "CH-47 Chinook, "Mil Mi-26, and "Aérospatiale Super Frelon. Capable of lifting up to 80 troops and moving small "Armoured fighting vehicles (usually as slung loads but also internally), these helicopters operate in the "tactical transport role in much the same way as small fixed wing "turboprop air-lifters. The lower speed, range and increased fuel consumption of helicopters are more than compensated by their ability to operate virtually anywhere.

Transport and utility helicopters[edit]

Type Country Introduction Date Payload (t) Maximum Take-Off Weight (t) Cruise Speed (km/h) Service Ceiling (m) Range (km) Image
"Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon "France 1966 5 13 266 3,150 1,020 ""Super Frelon 1.jpg
"Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma "France 1968 7 248 4,800 580 ""SA330BPuma2004.jpg
"AgustaWestland AW109 "Italy 1976 3 285 920 ""RNZAF A109 helicopter at the 2012 Wanaka Airshow.jpg
"AgustaWestland AW101/EH-101 "Italy 1999 8.5 15 278 4,575 833 ""Royal Air Force Merlin HC3A helicopter training flight over Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire (cropped).jpg
"AgustaWestland AW139 "Italy 2003 7 306 6,096 1,250 ""AgustaWestland HH-139A (AW-139M) MM81824 - 15-52 (cn 31528) (22100772611).jpg
"AgustaWestland AW149 "Italy 2003 9 278 6,096 800 ""Farnborough Airshow 2016 (28249028432).jpg
"AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat "Italy 2014 1.5 6 777 ""Blackcat Formation - RAF Waddington. 05-7-2014 (14580899242).jpg
"AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant "Italy 2000 8.5 15 278 4,575 833 ""AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant -Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada-7Aug2013.jpg
"Atlas Oryx "South Africa 1987 8 248 7,162 303 ""1203 Atlas TP-1 Oryx South African Air Force (7690003528).jpg
"Bell UH-1 Iroquois "United States 1959 1.7 4.3 201 5,910 507 ""UH-1H warbarbird (modified).jpg
"Bell UH-1N Twin Huey "United States 1970 4.7 207 5,273 460 ""20160321020345!US Navy 120131-N-XK513-120 A Sailor directs a UH-1N Huey helicopter from (VMM) 261 (cropped).jpg
"Bell UH-1Y Venom "United States 2008 3 8.3 250 6,100 ""UH-1Y USS San Deigo.jpg
"Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight "United States 1964 2.2 11 5,180 1,020 ""US Navy 030315-N-8497H-003 A CH-46 Sea Knight assigned to Helicopter Transport Squadron Eleven (CH-11) lifts cargo during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP).jpg
"Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook "United States 1962 11 23 296 6,100 370 ""US and Afghan helicopters at Jalalabad in 2011.jpg
"Changhe Z-8 "China 1994 5 13 266 3,150 1,020 ""Открытие лётной программы международного конкурса «Авиадартс» АрМИ-2017 (полигон Тайпинчуань, КНР) (16).jpg
"Changhe Z-18 "China 2014 5 13 266 6,000 1,020 ""CAPF Changhe Z-8AWJS AN2706939.jpg
"Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin "France 1978 1.5 4.3 260 4,500 572 ""FS CdG Dauphin.jpg
"Eurocopter AS532 Cougar "France 1978 1.5 9 239 3,450 572 ""Eurocopter AS-532UL Cougar, France - Army AN0323259.jpg
"Eurocopter AS565 Panther "France 1986 2 4.3 260 5,865 572 ""French AS565 Panther on USS Stout (DDG-55) in 2014.JPG
"Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma/Airbus Helicopters H225 "France 2004 5.5 11 261 5,900 857 ""20100717 EC225 2.jpg
"Eurocopter EC725/Airbus Helicopters H225M "France 2005 5.5 11 261 5,900 857 ""Brazilian helicopters conduct deck landing qualifications aboard PCU America 140804-N-LQ799-090.jpg
"Harbin Z-9 "China 1994 1.5 4.3 260 4,500 572 ""Eurocopter Dauphin Malinese Air Force.jpg
"IAR 330 "Romania 1975 7.5 271 6,000 572 ""Ziua infanteriei craiova 37.jpg
"Mil Mi-8 "Russia 1967 4 13 230 4,500 610 ""Mi8-MTV (12250211533).jpg
"Mil Mi-17 "Russia 1977 4 13 230 6,100 610 ""PLA Mil Mi-17-1 at Chelyabinsk Shagol Air Base.jpg
"NHIndustries NH90 "European Union 2007 2.5 11 6,000 800 ""20120514 WN S1015650 0054.jpg - Flickr - NZ Defence Force.jpg
"Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk "United States 1979 4 10 280 5,790 590 ""Blackhawk.jpg
"Westland Lynx "Italy 1978 1.5 5.5 528 ""Army Lynx Mk7 MOD 45149218.jpg

""Army Lynx Mk9A MOD 45151426.jpg ""Lynx - RNAS Yeovilton 2006 (2439527616).jpg

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