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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 557 times:

What ever became of this enormus aircraft? Has the sole example built been scrapped?

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User currently offlineMD80DRVR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 533 times:

There were hundreds of KC97's built.

One is sitting at Fox field in Lancaster California. Two are in Stockton California and one is fighting forest fires in Alaska for Hawkins and Powers Aviation.

There are undoubtably dozens of others around the world I have failed to mention here.

Sincerely,MD80DRVR

Flyf15 wrote:
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What ever became of this enormus aircraft? Has the sole example built been scrapped?


User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 535 times:

The XC-99 was a transport version of the Convair B-36 Peacemaker bomber. It first flew in 1947. Pan Am acually took out options on a proposed civil version but like the Air Force they found it too big and expensive for the passenger traffic of that time.

The sole XC-99 was later based at Kelly AFB, TX and used as a transport. It actually had the lowest operating cost of any USAF transport of its day. It was retired in 1957 and put on display outside the gates of Kelly.

The a/c was a landmark in San Antonio for many years, but time and vandalism took their toll. A few years back the Air Force Museum took custody of the XC-99 and moved it back to Kelly AFB. With Kelly's upcoming closure, the XC-99 is facing an uncertain fate.


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