galaxy5
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Lockheed Tanker Concept

Sun Jul 29, 2001 11:06 pm

"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
 
fightingfalcon
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 12:54 am

Looks like Star Wars...


What's about it?

Martin
Imprezas rule!!
 
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 1:32 am

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
 
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 3:56 am

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.
 
Duce50Boom
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 6:42 am

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
 
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 8:16 am

i don't think c-17 or c-5 refule in the air?
 
Duce50Boom
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 9:39 am

yes they do
 
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 12:27 pm

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
 
galaxy5
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 9:11 pm

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
 
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 11:29 pm

Here's one taken by Duce50boom:

 
Duce50Boom
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Mon Jul 30, 2001 11:32 pm

that was my first contact too!
 
galaxy5
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Tue Jul 31, 2001 6:37 am

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
 
Duce50Boom
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Tue Jul 31, 2001 6:59 am

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
 
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Wed Aug 08, 2001 8:12 pm

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.
 
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Wed Aug 08, 2001 11:16 pm

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.
 
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Duce

Thu Aug 09, 2001 3:22 pm

Do you ever get a "check the oil and clean the windshields, over" from the aircraft taking on the fuel?
 
Duce50Boom
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RE: Lockheed Tanker Concept

Thu Aug 09, 2001 7:40 pm

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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