This aircraft arrived from Offut AFB in July 2000 in the cargo hold of a specially modifed C-5. The photo shows the three main fuselage sections with other major components being stored in various museum locations. The aircraft is currently on display.
You never forget a C-133 flying over. The rattling of windows and china that preceded by minutes the sound its engines and its distinctive shape. For a few weeks in 1966 they came and went and overflew Sydney carrying materials in a USN communications base being built in Western Australia. The noise and vibration of the C-133 was to be its undoing, greatly shortening its airframe life. 59-0532 was withdrawn in 1971 and scrapped.
This aircraft was the last C-133 produced and is nearing completion of a restoration program at the AMC Museum. The cargo ramp was scheduled to be installed the next day with wing and tail fairings shortly thereafter. Aircraft will be on display at the Dover AFB open house in late May 2002.
Northern Air Cargo used to operate two Cargomasters, which were both leased from Cargomaster Corp. in the early 1980s. Shown here is N133B, which still carries small and faded Northern Air Cargo titles on the wheel bay and 'NAC' on the fin. It also still wears serial 0-90533, as a reminder of its previous military career (ex 59-0533). Sadly this rare aircraft, one of only fifteen C-133Bs built (with the clamshell rear loading doors), was scrapped at Anchorage during 2000.