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Picture of Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)
Picture of Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Designation:
Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Variant:
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
National Origin:
Nazi Germany
United States
Manufacturer:
Messerschmitt AG - Nazi Germany
Lockheed Martin Corporation - USA
Type:
Heavy Transport
Tactical Transport
Service Year:
1943
1956
Crew:
5
4 + 92
Length:
92.52 ft (28.20 m)
97.77 ft (29.80 m)
Width:
181.10 ft (55.20 m)
132.55 ft (40.40 m)
Height:
33.30 ft (10.15 m)
37.40 ft (11.40 m)
Empty Weight:
60,252 lbs (27,330 kg)
76,505 lbs (34,702 kg)
MTOW:
94,799 lbs (43,000 kg)
175,003 lbs (79,380 kg)
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 4,508hp each.
Maximum Speed:
168 mph (270 km/h) (146 kts)
386 mph (621 km/h) (335 kts)
Maximum Range:
497 miles (800 km)
2,237 miles (3,600 km)
Service Ceiling:
13,123 feet (4,000 m) (2.5 miles)
33,005 ft (10,060 m) (6.3 miles)
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
None. Internal payload of up to 42,637lbs of supplies, personnel and vehicles.
Relative Size Comparison (see note below)
NOTE: Shapes depict aircraft square area from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective
(the nose pointing up towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include rotor diameter.
If any dimensional values presented above are "0" the presented shapes will appear skewed.
Maximum Speed (Km/h):
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
270 km/h
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
621 km/h
Service Ceiling (meters):
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
4,000 m
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
10,060 m
Maximum Range (km):
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
800 km
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
3,600 km
Production Totals:
Messerschmitt Me 323D Gigant (Giant)
200
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
2,500
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