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Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 12:53 am

Mine is the Lockhed C-130 Hercules, "H" model.
Second is the classic C-47/C-53 series.
Third one up is the KC-10 Extender.
Your thoughts are welcome & appreciated. Regards.
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 2:11 am

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 3:08 am

The C-5, no question.
 
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Mon May 07, 2001 3:27 am

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 3:39 am

I think the C-17 looks quite good.

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 3:40 am

What else? The military versions of airliners:

KC-10 (DC-10) KC-135 (707), T-43 (737-200)

I also like the C-5 Galaxy and the C-141 Starlifter.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 3:44 am

The C-17 Globemaster III is great.

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 4:14 am

C-5 and C-17 are nice, but my favorite is the AC-130U Spectre. That gunship has more beautifully brute power than just about any plane. If anyone has seen one in action please respond.
 
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RE: Monocleman

Mon May 07, 2001 6:13 am

Well, the Spectre isn't cargo of course, but you're right. And if you think about pure brute power, can you beat the B-1? (I know, also not a trash hauler)But you can feel it taking off from about 10 miles away!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 9:33 am

My favorite military transport are:

C-5 Galaxy and the C-47


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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 10:25 am

C-130

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 5:06 pm

The C130 is nice. But IMO nothing beats the Il-96 (known locally as the Gajraj or Elephant King).




Check out this pic of an Il76 of the Indian Air Force over the Taj Mahal.



And another Il76 ldg at Leh, the highest active Airstrip in the world.


An Il76 being loaded with a Infantry carrier. Check out the gun turrets at the rear for protection.


 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 9:35 pm

First C-130, second DHC-4 Caribou.

I have been luck enough to be engine and airframe qualified on both types.

The C-17 is a nice bit of kit too!!!!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 11:41 pm

C-141 Starlifter, Definitely!!!

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PS, Isn't it funny how most of the Soviet airlifters look amazingly like there older US counterparts, gee I wonder how that happened.... Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 07, 2001 11:53 pm

Il-76!!!
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue May 08, 2001 11:29 am

Indianguy - you must be mistaken, this is IL-76, but still, an awesome choice! My favorites would be An-124 (yes, Russian airforce uses them too) An-22 in camo colors, C-5, C-17 An-12 and IL-76.
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue May 08, 2001 12:01 pm

C-141, C-17, or KC-10
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed May 09, 2001 8:26 am

The Herc all the way. I think the Rocket Assisted Take-off is a good idea, and it can even land on an aircraft carrier without a hook!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed May 09, 2001 9:08 am

my favourite transport is the C-17
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed May 09, 2001 5:07 pm

I think we have a tie between the C-130 and the C-47 for me....
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu May 10, 2001 3:31 pm

Mine is by far the H series Hercules also. 2nd is also oddly enough the c-47
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu May 10, 2001 5:29 pm

Il-76
An-124
An-72

And since it said your favorite military TRANSPORT mpt airplane I guess I can add Mi-171 to that. It is a modified version of Mi-8.

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu May 10, 2001 7:30 pm


Hi!

I had to keep the same path so my vote goes to......

Yes the C-121!

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat May 12, 2001 5:49 pm

The C-5, big is beautiful
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat May 12, 2001 8:09 pm

Long live the C-130!!! My ANG unit fly the world's only LC-130 skibirds to Greenland and Antarctica in support of the National Science Foundation.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sun May 13, 2001 2:22 am

My first pick goes to the C-5 Galaxy, second the C-17 Globemaster

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 14, 2001 11:09 am

C-141 Starlifter!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 14, 2001 4:41 pm

Chdmcmanus!

Its not the Soviet airliners that look like old US!!!
Its the other way round see?
Maybe you will say that An-225 - THE BIGGEST PLANE IN THE WORLD - looks like someold US junk???
I dont think so... and neither does Il-76 or An-124 or An-22!
And that was a rather retarded comment at the end of your post!


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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Mon May 14, 2001 10:58 pm

SU508, How old is the IL-76, AN-124, or the AN-22? Whether you like it or not, most of the Russian airlifters were reverse engineered from the C-130, C-141, and C-5. You know SU, you should really read my post "Milviations Future", you could learn something. BTW when was the last time you flew in a military acft, or are you even in the military? I work with the Soviet Military on a regular basis, and have never said one derogatory remark about them, but I get a real kick from listening to a few members such as yourself, who will blindly defend something they only know about from reading it on the web or a book! The old joke around where I work is the '76 is called a 141ski and the '22 is called a 5ski, not out of contempt, but rather good natured fun, so before you get yourself all wound up, join the military, and earn the right refute what you think are "retarded comments".

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue May 15, 2001 5:35 pm

Chdmcmanus,

wow! dude, you're sooo cool!!! You're in the military... oh my god! And you got to work with the RUS AF...
But, oh mine! What an intersting fact. An-22 was in service with USSR AF by 1967 and the C-130, which according to your words was copied or whatever, started in 1997. Hmmm... I guess they didn't tell you that fact when you were in the military working with the Soviet AF.
And as a matter of fact I flew on an IL-76, An-72 and a Mi-171.
And An-72 is a copy of which US a/c you're saying?
Anyways, take a look at this

http://airwar.ru/enc/craft/s80.html

Ok, all the best!


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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed May 16, 2001 9:56 am

Indianguy,

How high is Leh??

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed May 16, 2001 10:01 am

By doing a little research, I find thats its near Pakistan and the Siachen Glacier, which I know is part of the series of glaciers around K2 and the Gasherbrums in the Karakoram...based on this my guess is about 17000 ft...

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RE: SU508

Thu May 17, 2001 12:37 am

Hey SU, I appreciate your understanding on the other tread (Milviation), and I apologize for the remark. What I was referring to was the first-flight dates on three acft in particular.
C-5, 30 JUN 1968 --- AN-124, 26 DEC 1982

C-141, 17 DEC 1963 --- IL-76, 25 MAR 1971

C-130, 23 AUG 1954 --- AN-12, MAR 1957,
The dates give an impression, however untrue, that there designs were somehow related. Anyway, here's another website with some pretty good picts of heavies.

http://www.theaviationzone.com/index.html

Regards,
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu May 17, 2001 4:19 am

USAFHummer:
Leh airport is around 17000 ft.
No its not near Pakistan. Its in the disputed region of J&K, but its towrds China in Ladakh.

Leh is highest airport which receives regular civilian flights (Daily A320's & 737's frm New Delhi an hour away)./

But my mom who has been there on duty once says that there is an even higher airstrip where propeller planes (probably An32's) land regularly on supply missions.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:03 am

SU508:

Where in the world do you get your info? Chdmcmanus is very correct, most of Russia's transports were built after their U.S. counterparts, some of them WAY after.

As for the An-72, take a look at the YC-14 sometime (first flown in 1976).

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu May 17, 2001 11:41 am

Superb Website Mike!, I hope you don't mind having the link posted here!

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu May 17, 2001 12:43 pm

Thanks! You feel free to post a link to it anywhere you like! I'm always trying to find new ways to get free advertising.  Smile

I just found this board today and was appalled by the inaccuracy of info displayed in this thread. You know who I'm speaking of. Hopefully I, excuse me, we can clear up most of them.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu May 17, 2001 2:07 pm

CC-130H (or just C-130H for Americans) Hercules! I was fortunate enough to fly on one back in 1996. The takeoff/landing performance is amazing!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue May 22, 2001 5:15 am

Indianguy,

Leh is in the Karakorams, correct?

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed May 23, 2001 1:16 am

i think is an-124 ruslan
i flew once wit him
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed May 23, 2001 7:48 am

The Lockheed Trio (C-5,C-141 and C-130)

The Boeing C-17,KC-10 ,KC-135,

Tristar and VC-10

IL-76,AN-12,AN-22 and AN-124

Transall C-160,Aeritalia G222,CPTN-235


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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:06 am

C-5 Galixy !!!!

I starting to like the C-17 also.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:14 am

I'm going to say DHC-4 Caribou & DHC-5 Buffalo.

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:46 am

C-130H, J, T
HC-130N, P
LC-130H
C-17

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:13 pm

I'm starting to like the C-27J Spartan.

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:51 pm

Transall!

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:58 pm

Sign me up for a C130H, and also a CH-53.
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:51 pm

Like many other posters here my fave military transport is the C-141 Starlifter however the original C-141A version before they were extended into the 'B' version. They looked just superb in their original natural metal finish with the light green/grey walkway on top of the wings.

Also have a soft spot for the Il-76 which has similar 'flowing lines' but at the same time looks a much larger and somewhat more brutal aircraft. I would love to travel to Japan one day and see their Kawasaki C-1 which follows the same high-wing layout with pylon mounted podded jet engines plus T-tail.

Quoting Chdmcmanus (Reply 13):
PS, Isn't it funny how most of the Soviet airlifters look amazingly like there older US counterparts, gee I wonder how that happened....

Hope you have cancelled your holiday plans to visit Moscow in the near future  Wink

Personally I think that many Soviet aircraft designs look remarkably unique, especially their fighter types and their bombers. Where there are similarities in layout that must surely reflect the technology that was available at the time. For example, in the late 40's and early 50's the vogue was for shoulder winged transports with high mounted twin-boomed tails eg the C-82/C-119, the Noratlas and the Argosy; did France and Great Britain 'steal' the idea from the USA or this was a logical planform given the technology available at the time and the mission that these aircraft were expected to fulfil?

Take the Antonov An-12, was this a copy of the C-130 Hercules or does it just follow late 50's design principles? A military cargo transport would have a shoulder mounted wing, four large turboprops, a single raised tail assembly and a large rear fuselage freight door, as well as a large podded main landing gear for landing strip operations. Take a cursory look at the Shorts Belfast or the C-160 Transall and they look remarkably similar. In fact the An-12 was developed from the An-10 airliner which itself was derived from the smaller twin-engined An-8 so it definitely has a very different pedigree to the C-130!

I don't think it is surprising that "most of the Soviet airlifters look amazingly like there (sic) older US counterparts". Both the Soviets and the West plundered much of the aviation technology developed by the Germans in WW2, also broadly the same technological principles have been available therefore in most cases it is not surprising that design bureaus both sides of the Iron Curtain have produced many aircraft which superficially look so similar.

Just my tuppenceworth...

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:19 am

There can only be one in my hart....C17 globemaster,just listen too her name  Smile ..globemaster.. Hope sweden gets some too replace there OLD c130,s.
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