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Top 10 Most Popular Military Transport Aircraft in the World Lockheed Martin’s C-130 is cleaning up in the military transport market, Source: Wikimedia Commons

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World Air Forces has identified the top 10 military transports and tankers in use worldwide. Here they are, along with who makes them -- and some pretty pictures as a bonus.

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Top 10 Most Popular Military Transport Aircraft in the World

Lockheed Martin’s C-130 is cleaning up in the military transport market, Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Lockheed Martin C-130 HerculesThe most popular military transport

on the planet, Lockheed’s C-130 commands a 22%

global market share.

Globally, there are 1,131 planes in

service.Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Boeing KC-135 StratotankerPrimarily an aerial refueling aircraft,

Boeing's KC-135 can carry 40 tons of cargo in

its capacious hold.

470 are in service today, making KC-135 the

second most popular transport/ tanker in the world, with 9% global

market share.Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Beechcraft King AirSmaller than the market leaders,

Beechcraft’s King Air is the world's

most popular small turboprop.

269 are in service, giving King Air a 5% market share.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIThe most expensive military transport on

the market at $200M, Boeing's C-17 must be giving customers their

money's worth. How else could it claim

the No. 4 slot? 246 Globemasters are in service -- 5% of the global fleet.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Antonov An-26Nearly as popular as the C-130 in its heyday, An-24 and An-26 transports built by Ukraine's Antonov design

bureau retain a 4% market share.

221 units in service today.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Airbus CN-235Airbus calls its CN-

235 "the lowest cost tactical airlifter.“

20 militaries use it --

including the U.S. Coast Guard.

219 units in service give this plane a 4%

market share.Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Ilyushin Il-76The workhorse of the mid-1970s Red Army, the Il-76 and has been

upgraded several times over the past 40 years, and retain some

popularity globally.

165 units are in use, giving the aircraft a 3%

global market share.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Antonov An-32Derived from its popular An-26,

Antonov's An-32 is valued for its ability to lift off in tropical and

high-altitude environments.

152 are in use around the world today, commanding a

respectable 3% market share.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Transall Allianz C-160Popular in Germany and France (which

built it in the 1960s) -- the Transall C-160 still has 127 units in

service.

On the list of the most popular military transports, that ties it for 2% share, and 10th place with ....

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Cessna 208 CaravanTextron’s Cessna

has built more than 1,700 Caravans

since introducing the plane in 1985.

111 military variants are still in use today, giving

Cessna a 2% global market share.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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And so, in military transports as in fighter jets, America -- and American planemakers –

continue to dominate the market.

Boasting five of the top 10 most popular military transport aircraft in the world, U.S. planemakers Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Beechcraft, and Textron build four out of

every 10 transports in use anywhere on the globe today.

They build planes for every purpose, from passenger and cargo transport to aerial refueling, and at every price range -- from a mere $2 million for the Cessna 208, to

well over $200 million for Boeing's C-17.

And as prospects for stock investment go, they're top of the heap.

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