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    Comparison of the Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) Heavy Transport and the Lockheed C-130 Hercules Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft.



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    Subjects
    Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
    Lockheed C-130H Hercules
    Crew
    5
    5
    Production
    200
    2,300
    Length
    92.52 ft (28.2 m)
    97.77 ft (29.8 m)
    Width
    181.1 ft (55.2 m)
    132.5 ft (40.4 m)
    Height
    33.3 ft (10.2 m)
    37.4 ft (11.4 m)
    Empty Weight
    60,252 lb (27,330 kg)
    76,505 lb (34,702 kg)
    MTOW
    94,799 lb (43,000 kg)
    175,003 lb (79,380 kg)
    Power
    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.
    Speed
    168 mph (270 kph)
    386 mph (621 kph)
    Range
    497 miles (800 km)
    2,237 miles (3,600 km)
    Ceiling
    13,123 ft (4,000 m)
    33,005 ft (10,060 m)
    Armament
    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
    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.
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