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User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

I was browsing through Windows maps and I saw this plane at PMD. Any guesses?

Satelitte View:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...&alt=-1000&scene=1372420&encType=1

"Birds Eye" (Plane)
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...&alt=-1000&scene=6411304&encType=1

Mark


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
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Looks to be the McDonnell-Douglas YC-15.

2H4



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2326 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
Looks to be the McDonnell-Douglas YC-15.

Correct, you can even read the -15 on the vertical in the second photo. Its parked at Site 1 the Space Shuttle assembly site, now occupied by Boeing. Does anyone know when the photos were taken?


User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Here's a bit of interesting information.
I'd always thought the planes were taken to DM and scrapped. Last I saw the YC-14 it was sitting across from the base Hospital.
http://www.theaviationzone.com/factsheets/amst.asp

http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/image/24991517

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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

According to "International Air Power Review" Volume 23 Page 54 the YC-15 experienced an engine failure during the flight tests for the C-17 program described in http://www.theaviationzone.com/factsheets/amst.asp and is now in storage at Air Force Plant 42 (PMD).

User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

My grandparents live in Lancaster so I've seen it before, but I have never made that connection... I thought the YC-15 only made it on paper and lost to the C-17 early on...

Mark



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting Mark5388916 (Reply 5):
I thought the YC-15 only made it on paper and lost to the C-17 early on...

The YC-15 was 25 years before the C-17......years later McD took a lot from what they learned and used it on the C-17.

[Edited 2008-03-14 06:11:40]


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User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1877 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):

..... now I feel smart.....

Mark



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User currently offlineEx52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1856 times:



Quoting Mark5388916 (Reply 5):
. I thought the YC-15 only made it on paper and lost to the C-17 early on

Actually there were two built 72-1876 which was placed in storage at AMARC (bone yard) in 1979. It spent some time on celebrity row. Not sure if it is still on celebrity row yet though. The other one 72-1875 went back to McDonnell Douglas in 1997.



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