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Any Info On C-17B?

Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:59 pm

I read that their was a design for a more powerful C-17B. Do any body have any info on this a/c?
 
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RE: Any Info On C-17B?

Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:30 am

Just that it was a pitch job by Boeing looking for business. I don't believe the air force bought into it.
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RE: Any Info On C-17B?

Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:43 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
Just that it was a pitch job by Boeing looking for business. I don't believe the air force bought into it.

Sort of... It was related to the Army's FCS (Future Combat Systems) program that got cancelled. The C-17B proposal would have been minuscule compared to the FCS price tag of about $340 Billion.
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