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Originally posted by waynos
Originally posted by longbow
USAF needs new cheap tactical transport with 30tons payload and wider cargo room.
Well this one wouldn't have been cheap but it would have been pretty wide!
(from FLIGHT International, 22 Aug 1981)
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
Yet I don't think I saw anything about the Boeing C-17 here, which has about the same short field capabilities as the C-130, and greater range and cargo capacity. For example, the C-130 can transport three Apache Longbows at once; the C-17 can transport six (with the new blade-fold kit or with blades off, and the FCR and Dero kit removed). the C-17 can also transport an M1A2 MBT, which the C-130 cannot.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Maybe you haven't heard, but India showed that F-15s are passed their prime.
OMFG every time I see a misinformed member posting something like this it makes me want to scream. Learn the fats about that encounter!!!
I do agree we need more B-2’s and we need to replace the F-117 it can’t fight in A2A and its stealth is getting old. We also need more Raptors, and we should have just built more SuperTomcats F-14D’s instead or retiring them.
Originally posted by M6D
about the v-22, i guess you can if you want, not trust me here, but i heard from a reliable source that the 2 v-22's in question that crashed, were been piloted by marine pilots, who couldnt cope with the complicated flight control system, and in the end crashed, however, the pentagon or whatever isnt happy about admitting that the 'best of the best' milltary pilots arent up to the v-22
Originally posted by Canada_EH
By the way Canada wins for biggest aviation screw up. ever heard of the Arrow haha. Sometimes it just makes me want to cry it hurts so much.