BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2745 times:
I've been on the C-141, did a 2.5 hour orientation flight where crews from McChord AFB did practice drops out the back with parachutes over Snoqualamie Pass and Moses Lake, WA. Not a bad plane at all.. but I'm gonna have to go with the C-17. That is one bad-ass piece of military might right there baby!
P.S. Kiwi, I hope there's no hard feelings about the other night in the chat.. I was just cranky and took it out on you. My apologies.
AGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2724 times:
For years their was an intact C-133 cargomaster parked on the back 40 here in Tucson. We would go and have lunch sitting in the shade of its mighty wings. I do not know much about the aircraft but always wished I could have seen one take off! You can see it @ the Pima air museum on your next visit to Tucson. But as for my favorite it has to be the C-5 Galaxy , great lines for a huge aircraft.
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Chdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
I'm partial to the '141 because I flew them, but I'd have to say hands down the C-121, with a close second either the C-124C or C-97G. Long live Curvy Connie; and the C-124, a recip that could haul 75,000 lbs of trash, now that's amazing; not to mention the C-97, a forgotten cornerstone of modern aircraft development.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
I always enjoy your words!!!! Yes you're right, the example of the tripple-tails you've showed ( nice picture and nice plane too... ) is not exactly the one I expected, I would say that in the picture I'm using there is some "soul" on that right?
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
Not bad... not bad at all!!! The Belvedere is a great huge beast and it's a nice looking plane too! I've seen one close by and I tell you.... it is a beast! But you must agree 3 is the trilogy, the triangle, the perfection.....
SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
Gotta be the C17...
Arrives when it's supposed to..
Leaves when it's supposed to...
No kneeling landing gear to break...
Easy to load and offload...
Manueverable on the ground...
Quiet, It'll sneak up on you if you're not paying attention...
And you don't need a fleet of buses to take the crew to billeting...
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12948 posts, RR: 79 Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
Interesting to see that a Twin Pioneer was still flying as of last year, they were used along with the single engine Pioneer, in STOL operations supporting counter insurgency efforts in Malaya and Borneo in the 1950's and 60's.
REFUELER1974 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2492 times:
My favorite airlifter is split between the C-5 Galaxy and the C-17A Globemaster III.
The C-5 can haul damn near anything, but the C-17 (being a BEAUTIFUL aircraft with EXCELLENT short field capability) can bring almost anything anywhere!!!