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Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:43 am

I don't know if this is some bizarre Russian attempt at humour - but apparently the IL-96 is going to be offered for the contest and UAC - the offer will be announced on Monday the 22nd in partnership with a US company.

Even with price shoot down as this RFP has been structured - I don't think the Ilyushin stands a chance - except for being the court jester - kind of like Pavel Grachov saying his tanks would capture Grozny in 12 hours.

The complete article can be found here -
http://defensenews.com/story.php?i=4547300&c=EUR&s=AIR
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borism
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:53 am

just saw this too, and it's pretty hilarious if you ask me!
 
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:44 am

This ranks really high on my wtf-o-meter...

Seriously...what the...?
 
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:55 am

                 

They may have the cheapest airplane to buy, but how much fuel over 40 years will the Il-96 drink, and can it last for 40 years? What about MilCon costs, and LCC? Where are they going to get a Boom?
 
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:56 am

The amusement factor of Boeings response to a failed bid would be enough to jusftify awarding the bid.......
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:44 am

OMG DO IT! That would be so incredibly awesome! 

Seeing IL-96's in the US? Hell yea!

What would it be called?

KC-96?   
 
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:04 am

My question is who the US Aviation firm would be. Lockheed Martin? What about a new Northrop bid based on the IL-96?
 
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:17 am

Do any US bases have enough runway for a fully loaded IL-96 to take off...?
What the...?
 
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:32 am

Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
Seeing IL-96's in the US? Hell yea!
http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=28081

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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:47 am

Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 7):
Do any US bases have enough runway for a fully loaded IL-96 to take off...?

Bonneville, Edwards.  
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:26 pm

Quoting N328KF (Reply 9):
Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 7):
Do any US bases have enough runway for a fully loaded IL-96 to take off...?

Bonneville, Edwards.

Does Vandenburgh still have an 18,000' long runway?
 
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RE: Il-96 To Be Offered For KC-X

Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:37 pm

Please continue the discussion here:

Russia To Enter US Tanker Bid Battle (by n49wa Mar 19 2010 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)

While this thread was started first, the above linked thread has garnered more replies. The Moderators do not have the ability to merge threads, so we have to lock one of the threads and the one that has the least number of posts in it is the one that gets locked.

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