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C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane  
User currently offlineDeltaATL From United States of America, joined Mar 2014, 13 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

I was just wondering...

Why don't they use some of those military jets in the airlines?

The C-5 is huge! Imagine it in Delta colors!  hehe




You gotta admit... that would be kinda cool!

maybe even the C-17 or C-130???

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User currently offlineTSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

Well it's been done in model form. Entex boxed the Otaki 1:144 C-5 Galaxy as a "Lockheed L-500 World's Largest Airliner" with Pan-Am, TWA, and JAL markings!


"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

You want a Delta C-130....well here you go


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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

And if you want a passenger version of the C130 here you go


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Photo © F.J. Wang Ying Lung



Check out the added passenger windows


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

Boeing were planing to build a C-17 look-alike! It was designated the Model 763-241, with a high wing, four underslung turbofans and an enormous T-tail, 20.1m to 21.3m high depending on configuration. The aircraft's span was 80m and length overall was 76.25m.



Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

If memory serves, Boeing's entrant into the competition to build the C-5 back in the 60's is what eventually became the design for the 747. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Charles



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineRyaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

If that C-5 thing is gonna be converted to passenger, then is it gonna be double deck from nose to tail?
Then it'll look like a T-tail A3XX! 


User currently offlineRobin27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Only double deck?

User currently offlineBigGiraffe From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

The C-5 was offered to commercial carriers, about 30 years ago, as the L-500. There were no takers for a variety of reasons. As a passenger aircraft, it is 100 kts slower than a 747 or 707. As a freighter, it would not make use of the standard equipment the airlines already had. And, the cost was very high. But Entex did make that model with TWA and Pan Am colors.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Actually, a C-5 is smaller than a 747-400 by weight... but imagine an An-225 airliner!

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

The T-tailed and high-wing version of the Boeing 747 was indeed one of the first designs considered for the 747, but was quickly rejected by a lot of airlines, not only because of the slower speed and high costs, but for a number of other reasons. The location of the wings and engines being higher off the ground would make it more difficult for ground and maintenance crews to work on them, including refueling work. Also, many airlines said it looked too "military", as I remember having read that in a book about the history of the Boeing 747.

User currently offlineJumbofan From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

With a 35% Reliability I don't think any airline could use a C5 and make a Profit. Air force has enough problems keeping them Flying. 

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1937 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Where would the cargo go in the L-500? Aft rear fuselage?


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
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