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Your Favorite Military Transport?  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

Mine is the Lockhed C-130 Hercules, "H" model.
Second is the classic C-47/C-53 series.
Third one up is the KC-10 Extender.
Your thoughts are welcome & appreciated. Regards.


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User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5166 times:
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Antonov 32and C-17
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User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 885 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

The C-5, no question.

User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

C-123K


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

I think the C-17 looks quite good.

GOT



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

What else? The military versions of airliners:

KC-10 (DC-10) KC-135 (707), T-43 (737-200)

I also like the C-5 Galaxy and the C-141 Starlifter.


User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5147 times:

The C-17 Globemaster III is great.

Martin



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User currently offlineMonocleman From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

C-5 and C-17 are nice, but my favorite is the AC-130U Spectre. That gunship has more beautifully brute power than just about any plane. If anyone has seen one in action please respond.

User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5139 times:

Well, the Spectre isn't cargo of course, but you're right. And if you think about pure brute power, can you beat the B-1? (I know, also not a trash hauler)But you can feel it taking off from about 10 miles away!

User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1182 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

My favorite military transport are:

C-5 Galaxy and the C-47


juanchito



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5129 times:

C-130

LY744.



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User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

The C130 is nice. But IMO nothing beats the Il-96 (known locally as the Gajraj or Elephant King).




Check out this pic of an Il76 of the Indian Air Force over the Taj Mahal.



And another Il76 ldg at Leh, the highest active Airstrip in the world.


An Il76 being loaded with a Infantry carrier. Check out the gun turrets at the rear for protection.




User currently offline777_sandbag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5125 times:

First C-130, second DHC-4 Caribou.

I have been luck enough to be engine and airframe qualified on both types.

The C-17 is a nice bit of kit too!!!!


User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

C-141 Starlifter, Definitely!!!

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Check out http://www.c-141.com/
for even better pictures.

Regards,
ChD

PS, Isn't it funny how most of the Soviet airlifters look amazingly like there older US counterparts, gee I wonder how that happened.... Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

Il-76!!!
Awesome pictures Indianguy!



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User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

I think just 2 of them are built. It is an extended version of the Fokker 50 and in use of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. I see them frequently flying as I live close to RNAF base Eindhoven (base) and RNAF base Gilze-Rijen (visit).

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5108 times:

Indianguy - you must be mistaken, this is IL-76, but still, an awesome choice! My favorites would be An-124 (yes, Russian airforce uses them too) An-22 in camo colors, C-5, C-17 An-12 and IL-76.


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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5105 times:

C-141, C-17, or KC-10

User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5097 times:

The Herc all the way. I think the Rocket Assisted Take-off is a good idea, and it can even land on an aircraft carrier without a hook!

User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5097 times:

my favourite transport is the C-17

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5080 times:

I think we have a tie between the C-130 and the C-47 for me....


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User currently offlineVC-25A From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5073 times:

Mine is by far the H series Hercules also. 2nd is also oddly enough the c-47

User currently offlineSU508 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5069 times:

Il-76
An-124
An-72

And since it said your favorite military TRANSPORT mpt airplane I guess I can add Mi-171 to that. It is a modified version of Mi-8.

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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5068 times:


Hi!

I had to keep the same path so my vote goes to......

Yes the C-121!

regards


User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

The C-5, big is beautiful

25 TEDSKI : Long live the C-130!!! My ANG unit fly the world's only LC-130 skibirds to Greenland and Antarctica in support of the National Science Foundation.
26 TurboTristar : My first pick goes to the C-5 Galaxy, second the C-17 Globemaster TurboTristar
27 LOT767-300ER : C-141 Starlifter!
28 SU508 : Chdmcmanus! Its not the Soviet airliners that look like old US!!! Its the other way round see? Maybe you will say that An-225 - THE BIGGEST PLANE IN T
29 Chdmcmanus : SU508, How old is the IL-76, AN-124, or the AN-22? Whether you like it or not, most of the Russian airlifters were reverse engineered from the C-130,
30 SU508 : Chdmcmanus, wow! dude, you're sooo cool!!! You're in the military... oh my god! And you got to work with the RUS AF... But, oh mine! What an interstin
31 USAFHummer : Indianguy, How high is Leh?? Greg
32 USAFHummer : By doing a little research, I find thats its near Pakistan and the Siachen Glacier, which I know is part of the series of glaciers around K2 and the G
33 Post contains links Chdmcmanus : Hey SU, I appreciate your understanding on the other tread (Milviation), and I apologize for the remark. What I was referring to was the first-flight
34 Indianguy : USAFHummer: Leh airport is around 17000 ft. No its not near Pakistan. Its in the disputed region of J&K, but its towrds China in Ladakh. Leh is highes
35 MikeN : SU508: Where in the world do you get your info? Chdmcmanus is very correct, most of Russia's transports were built after their U.S. counterparts, some
36 Post contains images Chdmcmanus : Superb Website Mike!, I hope you don't mind having the link posted here! ChD
37 Post contains images MikeN : Thanks! You feel free to post a link to it anywhere you like! I'm always trying to find new ways to get free advertising. I just found this board toda
38 CPDC10-30 : CC-130H (or just C-130H for Americans) Hercules! I was fortunate enough to fly on one back in 1996. The takeoff/landing performance is amazing!
39 USAFHummer : Indianguy, Leh is in the Karakorams, correct? Greg
40 Culbit : i think is an-124 ruslan i flew once wit him
41 Ganymed : The Lockheed Trio (C-5,C-141 and C-130) The Boeing C-17,KC-10 ,KC-135, Tristar and VC-10 IL-76,AN-12,AN-22 and AN-124 Transall C-160,Aeritalia G222,CP
42 747400sp : C-5 Galixy !!!! I starting to like the C-17 also.
43 Post contains images MissedApproach : I'm going to say DHC-4 Caribou & DHC-5 Buffalo. Who needs a helicopter?
44 N911ME : C-130H, J, T HC-130N, P LC-130H C-17 Sidebar, but that would be awesome if they upgraded the Spectres to 'J' models!
45 Post contains links and images DEVILFISH : I'm starting to like the C-27J Spartan. View Large View MediumPhoto © Stephan T.
46 Post contains images Tancrede : Transall! And this is what I call a perfect and impressive tactical landing.
47 AislepathLight : Sign me up for a C130H, and also a CH-53.
48 Post contains images Ghostbase : Like many other posters here my fave military transport is the C-141 Starlifter however the original C-141A version before they were extended into the
49 Post contains images SAS A340 : There can only be one in my hart....C17 globemaster,just listen too her name ..globemaster.. Hope sweden gets some too replace there OLD c130,s.
50 Post contains images PhatAlbert : C-5 Galaxy would be my best choice... C-130 would be my second... any of the models work for me!
51 JarheadK5 : CH-53E ...But I'm kinda biased on that one.
52 USAF336TFS : For me: C-17s followed by the C-5. Third, and not by much, C-130s, the workhorse of most of the world's Air Forces.
53 Post contains images SAS A340 : Just to your knowledge,my girlfriend that knows nothing about planes thought she had "good lines" when we had one C-17 at såtenäs. I tend to agree
54 Scintx : I'm pretty sure my great-great-grandchildern will see the C-130 in operation. With that said I lay odds there will be a C-47/DC-3 still working too. S
55 SlamClick : Back in the 1950s there was a joke that asked who was the greatest Soviet inventor. Answer: "T. M. Reguspatov" (TM Reg. US Pat. Off.) Perhaps if Russ
56 Post contains links and images SlamClick : There is only one. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ted Quackenbush ... ol' shaky! I once saw six of these parked on the ramp at BOI. Spent an hour
57 Post contains links MissedApproach : You should check out Patrick's Aviation Site, they have a demo video where the guy rolls it.
58 JohnM : Anything that doesn't have any writeups for me. Best case would be a UH-60L with a fresh 40 hr, nothing pending in the -18 for lets say 10 hours, and
59 ZKSUJ : C5 woulf be number one. Followed by the C17 then C130
60 Post contains images Visakow : Depends on ones definition of transport. If I were to stick with the big boys, mostly cargo, I would have to say in order AN-225, C-17, and C-5B. If t
61 Post contains links and images AGM100 : While working on the ramp in Tucson I used to wander over to C-133 sitting abandoned in the storage area (first pic is the exact aircraft). Often just
62 Post contains links and images Cancidas : View Large View MediumPhoto © Alex Petrovic no doubt, the KC-135 with high bypass engines. just looks so badass!!
63 DC3CV3407AC727 : C-47,R4D,Dakota,Li-2 ...et al
64 Post contains links and images ANCFlyer : The Herc . . . the tough as nails, go anywhere, do damn near anything C-130. View Large View MediumPhoto © invader26 As for rotary wing - the Hue
65 Pronto : Definitely C-130 - lots of time spent in those - probably some of the CF ones being grounded now...Still love it when I see one fly by. Enjoyed my "ri
66 RichardPrice : AN-124 - serious lifting power. THe Soviets sure knew how to move stuff.
67 SlamClick : Spoken like a soldier. Functional, practical, useful aircraft that made actual contributions to mobility, to supply lines. No gee-whiz! No "Wait 'til
68 Post contains links and images YYZflyer : C-17 View Large View MediumPhoto © Jeff Gilbert - JGPhotographics
69 Post contains images Dacman : It's the C-17A Globemaster III in my book!!! Mike Dacman LGB/LAX Local
70 RichardPrice : Coincidentally, theres currently one doing VERY fast VERY low circuits over my town atm (we are only a few miles from RAF Lyneham) - impressive to sa
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