lapper
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Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Thu Nov 06, 2003 10:45 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know why a Lockheed Galaxy was at STN on 4 November?

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Could it have been this one before going to Germany?
 
James768
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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:43 am

I think you will find it was not a Galaxy but a C17. Reg was 80049. It overnighted.
 
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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 1:35 am

Well, I wasn't sure. Does the C17 have winglets? I'm sure the one I saw did.
 
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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:06 am

Thats a Galaxy - look at the old JT9-style engines.
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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:16 am

C-17 has winglets and is not as wide. That has to be a Galaxy.
 
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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:46 am

If it had winglets it was a C-17. The picture is that of a C-5 Galaxy however.


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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Sat Nov 08, 2003 2:52 am

Lapper, if it has winglets, it was definitely a C-17. Also, if you can remember the aircraft, try to remember where "U.S. AIR FORCE" was painted on the sides of the aircraft. If it was immediately aft of the last windscreen window, it was a Globemaster III. If it was about halfway between the bottom of the aircraft and the windscreen, it was a C-5.
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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:37 pm

Photos to demonstrate differences:
A Lockheed C-5 Galaxy: Note the positioning of the "US AIR FORCE" title, the markings on the nose to aid in-flight refueling, and the landing gear configuration
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A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III: Once again, note the positioning of "US AIR FORCE, the lack of nose markings for IFR, the landing gear configuration, winglets, and the lack of a protrusion from the topmost forward part of the tail.
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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:48 pm

You should be able to tell the PW 2040's relatively oval nacelles from the JT9's round then bullet.

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lapper
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RE: Galaxy @ STN 04 Nov?

Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:49 pm

Sorry guys, I was just passing the a/c whilst taxying, I was in the middle seat and my g/f was next to the window. I'm sure then it was a C-17 as it DID have winglets, I just assumed it must have been a Galaxy. Thanks for clearing this up.

Now, does anyone know why it would have been at STN?

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