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Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?  
User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1567 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Hi,

Does anyone know why a Lockheed Galaxy was at STN on 4 November?

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Could it have been this one before going to Germany?

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User currently offlineJames768 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1831 times:

I think you will find it was not a Galaxy but a C17. Reg was 80049. It overnighted.

User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1567 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Well, I wasn't sure. Does the C17 have winglets? I'm sure the one I saw did.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Thats a Galaxy - look at the old JT9-style engines.

User currently offlineMattg21iah From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

C-17 has winglets and is not as wide. That has to be a Galaxy.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

If it had winglets it was a C-17. The picture is that of a C-5 Galaxy however.


LY744.



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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5423 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Lapper, if it has winglets, it was definitely a C-17. Also, if you can remember the aircraft, try to remember where "U.S. AIR FORCE" was painted on the sides of the aircraft. If it was immediately aft of the last windscreen window, it was a Globemaster III. If it was about halfway between the bottom of the aircraft and the windscreen, it was a C-5.


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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5423 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Photos to demonstrate differences:
A Lockheed C-5 Galaxy: Note the positioning of the "US AIR FORCE" title, the markings on the nose to aid in-flight refueling, and the landing gear configuration
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A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III: Once again, note the positioning of "US AIR FORCE, the lack of nose markings for IFR, the landing gear configuration, winglets, and the lack of a protrusion from the topmost forward part of the tail.
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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1453 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

You should be able to tell the PW 2040's relatively oval nacelles from the JT9's round then bullet.

covert



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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1567 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Sorry guys, I was just passing the a/c whilst taxying, I was in the middle seat and my g/f was next to the window. I'm sure then it was a C-17 as it DID have winglets, I just assumed it must have been a Galaxy. Thanks for clearing this up.

Now, does anyone know why it would have been at STN?


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