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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

I have read that the USAF plans to re-engine the C-5A Galaxy, but the artical was not specific to the engine type. The same was said for the B-52Gs & Hs. Any insights?


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

B-52Gs are long gone. C-5 was supposed to get the CF-6. B-52H... don't open that can of worms. You see, the USAF likes to repair TF-33s, it is a bit of a hobby to them. No need to replace them, they have enough spares to keep on repairing them till the year 3000!


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User currently offlineB6A320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 3112 times:

But they are going to re-engine if they have not already. They are also going to put the glass cockpits in them too.

Justin P.


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 3112 times:

" No need to replace them, they have enough spares to keep on repairing them till the year 3000!"

No kidding, we have so many sitting around in coffins here at Tinker, we already know the E-3 is not getting CFM-56s anytime soon. We have TF-33s out the Wazzoo!

The B-52H re-engine thing comes up every few years. Don't think it will happen before 2010, if at all.

C-5As??? Maybe if they don't AMARC them all. Haven't heard on that front. But there are some C-5 Bubbas on the forum from time to time that would know.

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Pardon my ignorance gentlemen, but what is the civilian counterpart to the TF-33? Also I thought many C-5As were being retired, and that the C-5Bs & C-17s were picking up the slack. Regards.


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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

I believe the civilian counterpart was the JT3D


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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

I believe that the first C-5's that will be re-engined with the General Electric F103 (the military version of the CF6-50 engine) are supposed to get their upgrades starting in 2005. I think they plan to upgrade about 50 C-5's with rebuilt wings and F103 engines by 2010.

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2890 times:
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The last I heard the B-52H's were going to get the PW2000's series engines (I think I have that right)...the same engines as the PW-powered 757's.

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