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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1239 times:




"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
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User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

Looks like Star Wars...


What's about it?

Martin



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

IMO, the U.S. government has always been somewhat conservative when choosing new aircraft. They seem to stick with conventional-looking (evolutionary) types that perform relatively well (outperform previous generation models), versus "futuristic" (revolutionary) types like this one. I know there have been some exceptions (SR-71, F-117, etc) -- but look at a recent example -- YF-22 versus YF-23. From my understanding, the YF-23 actually outperformed the YF-22 in several categories, however, the gov felt somewhat unconfortable with its design.

Am I wrong?

Mike


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Looks a good replacement for all those 40 year old KC-135's out there, but as this concept, if built, would not appear for another decade, the USAF might be wise to invest in some KC-767's for the oldest 135's replacement. Still leave a market for 400-500 for this concept.


User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

that's gotta be one of the stupidest things i've ever seen! right next to the 2 pilot only crew concept the air force is thinking about for the 767. how can you refuel a heavy with that? there's no way in hell a c-5 or a c-17 could refuel off of that

User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

i don't think c-17 or c-5 refule in the air?

User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

yes they do

User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

Boeing in pdx,

Are you kidding me? The C-5 Galaxy was the first U.S. transport aircraft to have this capability "built in" as an original design feature.

Mike


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

BOEING IN PDX look at the below subjects and you will see photo's of c-5s refueling



"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Here's one taken by Duce50boom:



User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 999 times:

that was my first contact too!

User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 986 times:

nice picture DUCE its great too see it from a different perspective. tell me did the first contact with a C-5 scare ya, a friend of mine name jeff sterling who used to be a boom at grissom AFB IN told me the first time he contacted a C-5 he almost sh#% himself because he wasnt use to such a large aircraft.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 984 times:

it didn't really scare me. but i was jumping around in my seat. it's friggin huge! the fuselage takes up most of my window in contact! sure was awesome though. definitely a better intro to this career field than doing 10 on 10. i got some better pics of the -5 and some really cool pics with other recievers but i'm still having trouble trying to post them on a topic. and i'm leaving for the UAE tomorrow. so it'll be about a month before i can give another crack at it.

take it easy


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Is it just me or did you spill a little on that pit stop???

Notice the dark spot that runs from the connector to the wings.

Not to change the subject but does anybody know or have seen a mock up of the Lockheed tanker that they used to win the 1950's tanker competition?

This would be the one that won the air force order against the KC-135 from Boeing.

I have never seen a drawing, mockup of it at all.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Is it just me or did you spill a little on that pit stop???

Some will always spill. It doesn't really matter though, it will evaporate within seconds anyway.


User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 921 times:

Do you ever get a "check the oil and clean the windshields, over" from the aircraft taking on the fuel?

User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 918 times:

sometimes. it's almost always by the fighter guys. and let me tell you, it gets funnier every 1,000th time i hear it.  Smile

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