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Originally posted by Debaser
Waste of an air frame the cost and lifting capabilty of the C17 far outways its use as gun ship.
I started a thread a while back based on a AWST article. The AF has looked at C-17's to upgrade to an AC configuration. That would make an awesum force. Doubt it would come to fruition, its big and the military needs the ones that they have for airlift right now. The C-130J would give it a big advantage over the H model they use now. What about a Remote piloted model???
Originally posted by JIMC5499
I look for the ACX to go the way of the Commanche and the A-12. I'll stick to my idea of using hich time C-17 airframes. I like CyberianHusky's weapons load out, but I wonder if external hardpoints can be added to a composite wing like the C-17's I was thinking of fuselage mounted points
Originally posted by CyberianHusky
I was actually invisioning a couple on the wing and a couple on the fuselage. You can put hard points on composite wings, it's being done and I think has been done in small amounts. The Japanese F-2 has composite wings. You just have to place them towards the middle. It would be best to carry heavier weapons on the wings simply because the body has giant wheel fairings.