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Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 10/29/2014

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Picture of Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)
Picture of Lockheed C-130 Hercules
BASICS
Variant:
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
National Origin:
Nazi Germany
United States
Manufacturers:
Messerschmitt AG - Nazi Germany
Lockheed Martin Corporation - USA
Classification:
Heavy Transport
Tactical Transport
Service Year:
1943
1956
Crew:
5
5
Production Totals:
200
2,300
STRUCTURE
Overall Length:
92.52 feet (28.20 meters)
97.77 feet (29.80 meters)
Overall Width/Span:
181.10 feet (55.20 meters)
132.55 feet (40.40 meters)
Overall Height:
33.30 feet (10.15 meters)
37.40 feet (11.40 meters)
Empty Weight:
60,252 pounds (27,330 kilograms)
76,505 pounds (34,702 kilograms)
MTOW:
94,799 pounds (43,000 kilograms)
175,003 pounds (79,380 kilograms)
POWER & PERFORMANCE
Powerplant:
6 x Gnome-Rhone 14N 48/49 14-cylinder 2-row radial piston engines of 1,140 horsepower each.
4 x Allison T56-A-15LFE turboprop engines generating 4,508 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed:
168 mph (270 km/h; 146 knots)
386 mph (621 km/h; 335 knots)
Maximum Range:
497 miles (800 kilometers)
2,237 miles (3,600 kilometers)
Service Ceiling:
13,123 feet (4,000 meters; 2.5 miles)
33,005 ft (10,060 meters; 6.3 miles)
FIREPOWER
Armament:
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
STANDARD:
5 x 7.92mm MG 81 machine guns in nose
6 x 7.92mm MG 34 machine guns in beam positions

WEAPONS CARRIER:
11 x 20mm MG 151 cannons
4 x 13mm MG131 machine guns

OPTIONAL (TRIALED):
1 x 35,400lbs (17.7 ton) bomb
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Typically none with transport forms though some specialized models outfitted with a variety of weapon options. Internal payload of up to 42,637lbs of supplies, personnel and some light-class vehicles.
SIZE COMPARISON*
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
*Shapes above depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip and nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing up towards the top of your viewing screen). Helicopter widths are the overall rotor diameter. If any dimensional values showcased above as "NA", then the presented shapes will appear skewed as well.
BY-THE-NUMBERS
Maximum Speed:
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
270 km/h
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
621 km/h
Service Ceiling:
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
4,000 m
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
10,060 m
Maximum Range:
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
800 km
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
3,600 km
Production:
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
200
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
2,300