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Lockheed & Boeing Designs For The C-17 Contract?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3624 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

I was looking up some info on the C-17, and I fond out that both Boeing & Lockheed had designs to compete with the MD C-17 designs. I know one of Lockheed designs was a enlarged C-141 and Boeing design was based on a enlarged trijet version of the C-14. I was wondering, do any body have anybody have any info on these design, for example, the engines that was going to be used, or length and wing span of these designs?


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12564 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

Wikipedia has good coverage of this:

Quote:

The USAF set mission requirements and released a request for proposals (RFP) for C-X in October 1980. McDonnell Douglas elected to develop a new aircraft based on the YC-15; Boeing bid an enlarged three-engine version of its AMST YC-14. Lockheed submitted two designs, a C-5-based design and an enlarged C-141 design. On 28 August 1981, McDonnell Douglas was chosen to build its proposed aircraft, by then designated C-17. The new aircraft differed in having swept wings, increased size, and more powerful engines.[10] This would allow it to perform all work performed by the C-141, but to also fulfill some of the duties of the C-5 Galaxy, freeing the C-5 fleet for outsize cargo.[10]

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_C-17_Globemaster_III

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_YC-14

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_YC-15



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User currently offlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4735 times:
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This shows what they looked like:
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1981/1981%20-%202231.html


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