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1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:20 pm

http://www.4-traders.com/THE-BOEING-...C-17-to-Indian-Air-Force-17016773/

Great News! As the title says the IAF received its first C-17.   

Quoting:

""The C-17 will equip the Indian Air Force with amongst the world's most advanced humanitarian and strategic capabilities," said Air Vice Marshal SRK Nair, Assistant Chief of Air Staff Operations (Transport and Helicopters). "We have looked forward to this day when our Indian Air Force flies the first C-17 to its new home in India."

Boeing is on track to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and five in 2014.
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:01 pm

Has the IAF exercised the optioned airplanes yet?
 
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kanban
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:39 am

for those that need pictures, here's one
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2697

not the referenced release indicates it was rolled out Jan 11, and delivered Jan 22. (11 days!!!) This is the post training flight home.
 
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:56 am

And we will be the 2nd largest operators of the type (after the USAF, of course) once all ten are delivered! The schedule is 4 more this year and another 5 in 2014, with six more options.
 
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:15 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Has the IAF exercised the optioned airplanes yet?

I don't think they have, but all indications are that they will.
'What's it doing now?'
 
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:55 pm

I have seen this beauty no later than last Friday while landing in BCN.
She was parked close to terminal 2.
 
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:29 pm

I believe their second one first flew last week. Wish I had a better idea of when they'd be out at LGB.
 
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:09 am

 
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:57 pm

The 3 delivered C-17s were officially inducted yesterday in the newly raised 81 squadron nicknamed 'Skylords'.

http://www.stratpost.com/iaf-inducts-c-17-squadron


Bring back the old site.
 
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:32 pm

Stractical? I guess these things got sold when Bush Jr. was President.

"He he, now looky here, when I land a C17 on one of your new aircraft carriers, that's like combining strategery with tacticallery, that shit is Stractical". Now, uuuuuh, he he, sign right here.
 
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RE: 1st C-17 To Indian Air Force

Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:45 pm

Quoting wingman (Reply 9):

Looks like Ice-Cube and Vin Diesel films are still popular there ... but totally unimaginative. - in land of Bollywood and home to countless thousands of native english speakers, they should have used original art.
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