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

Top 10 Most Popular Mi...
Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules
The most popular
military transport
on the planet,
Lockheed’s C-130
commands a 22%
global m...
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Primarily an aerial
refueling
aircraft, Boeing's KC-135
can carry 40 tons of
cargo in its capac...
Beechcraft King Air
Smaller than the
market leaders,
Beechcraft’s King
Air is the world's
most popular
small turboprop.
26...
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
The most expensive
military transport on
the market at
$200M, Boeing's C17 must be giving
cust...
Antonov An-26
Nearly as popular
as the C-130 in its
heyday, An-24 and
An-26 transports
built by Ukraine's
Antonov design
b...
Airbus CN-235
Airbus calls its CN235 "the lowest cost
tactical airlifter.“
20 militaries use it -including the U.S.
Coast ...
Ilyushin Il-76
The workhorse of
the mid-1970s Red
Army, the Il-76 and
has been upgraded
several times over
the past 40 yea...
Antonov An-32
Derived from its
popular An-26,
Antonov's An-32 is
valued for its ability
to lift off in tropical
and high-a...
Transall Allianz C-160
Popular in Germany
and France (which
built it in the 1960s)
-- the Transall C-160
still has 127 uni...
Cessna 208 Caravan
Textron’s Cessna
has built more than
1,700 Caravans
since introducing
the plane in 1985.
111 military
v...
And so, in military transports as in fighter jets, America
-- and American planemakers –
continue to dominate the market.
...
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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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  1. 1. Lockheed Martin’s C-130 is cleaning up in the military transport market, Source: Wikimedia Commons Top 10 Most Popular Military Transport Aircraft in the World
  2. 2. Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules The 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
  3. 3. Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker Primarily an aerial refueling aircraft, Boeing's KC-135 can carry 40 tons of cargo in its capacious hold. Source: Wikimedia Commons 470 are in service today, making KC-135 the second most popular transport/ tanker in the world, with 9% global market share.
  4. 4. Beechcraft King Air Smaller 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
  5. 5. Boeing C-17 Globemaster III The most expensive military transport on the market at $200M, Boeing's C17 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
  6. 6. Antonov An-26 Nearly 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
  7. 7. Airbus CN-235 Airbus calls its CN235 "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
  8. 8. Ilyushin Il-76 The 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
  9. 9. Antonov An-32 Derived 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
  10. 10. Transall Allianz C-160 Popular 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
  11. 11. Cessna 208 Caravan Textron’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
  12. 12. 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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