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AMC-X - Advanced Mobility Concept Aircraft

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posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:19 PM
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In order to meet the tactical requirements of tomorrow’s force, work is continuing on the development of a short-take-off-and landing (STOL)/SSTOL aircraft as a replacement for the C-130. Such an aircraft is required in the long term both to replace the C-130 in its current role and mission and to support operations from a sea base. The Air Force has initiated the AMC-X program, leading to the development of the joint operational concept and requirement for future tactical airlift capabilities to support joint land force, maritime, and air operations as well as other theater airlift needs. The needs identified by the Army present a formidable technical challenge: a craft with an 80,000-pound payload, to accommodate two Stryker or Future Combat System vehicles, and a SSTOL landing profile. Yet achieving that capability would also go far toward meeting a high capacity seabasing connector requirement.

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Anyone know if anything is coming out of this project yet?




posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 11:04 PM
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It appears that no one cares or everyone already know this. And no new details have emerged



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 11:06 PM
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Won't that take some monstrous engines to make a Big Cargo STOL craft? The amount of power needed to lift that so fast would be great.



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by pavil
Won't that take some monstrous engines to make a Big Cargo STOL craft? The amount of power needed to lift that so fast would be great.


I think it would. Lol another "Spruce Goose"



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 12:56 PM
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posted this on another discussion topic, but is straight off Lockheed's website. don't know if its in development or just an artist rendering of something they might be looking to develop



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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One of the proposed designs is a quad engine tilt rotor. Two mounted forward, two mounted rear. There are several designs being tossed about, but until we have more set in stone as for the design, there's not much to say about it.

The QTR would look something like this:




posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 08:20 AM
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Awesome link to the three plan views Zaph. Been looking for one of that model for a bit.




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