DeltaAtl
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C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:21 am

I was just wondering...

Why don't they use some of those military jets in the airlines?

The C-5 is huge! Imagine it in Delta colors!  hehe




You gotta admit... that would be kinda cool!

maybe even the C-17 or C-130???
 
TSV
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sat Jun 10, 2000 9:52 pm

Well it's been done in model form. Entex boxed the Otaki 1:144 C-5 Galaxy as a "Lockheed L-500 World's Largest Airliner" with Pan-Am, TWA, and JAL markings!
"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
 
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:51 pm

You want a Delta C-130....well here you go


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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:54 pm

And if you want a passenger version of the C130 here you go


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teahan
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:55 pm

Boeing were planing to build a C-17 look-alike! It was designated the Model 763-241, with a high wing, four underslung turbofans and an enormous T-tail, 20.1m to 21.3m high depending on configuration. The aircraft's span was 80m and length overall was 76.25m.



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ctbarnes
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sat Jun 10, 2000 11:18 pm

If memory serves, Boeing's entrant into the competition to build the C-5 back in the 60's is what eventually became the design for the 747. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Charles
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
 
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sat Jun 10, 2000 11:49 pm

If that C-5 thing is gonna be converted to passenger, then is it gonna be double deck from nose to tail?
Then it'll look like a T-tail A3XX! 
 
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sat Jun 10, 2000 11:57 pm

Only double deck?
 
BigGiraffe
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sun Jun 11, 2000 2:30 am

The C-5 was offered to commercial carriers, about 30 years ago, as the L-500. There were no takers for a variety of reasons. As a passenger aircraft, it is 100 kts slower than a 747 or 707. As a freighter, it would not make use of the standard equipment the airlines already had. And, the cost was very high. But Entex did make that model with TWA and Pan Am colors.
 
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sun Jun 11, 2000 2:37 am

Actually, a C-5 is smaller than a 747-400 by weight... but imagine an An-225 airliner!
 
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sun Jun 11, 2000 3:58 am

The T-tailed and high-wing version of the Boeing 747 was indeed one of the first designs considered for the 747, but was quickly rejected by a lot of airlines, not only because of the slower speed and high costs, but for a number of other reasons. The location of the wings and engines being higher off the ground would make it more difficult for ground and maintenance crews to work on them, including refueling work. Also, many airlines said it looked too "military", as I remember having read that in a book about the history of the Boeing 747.
 
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RE: C-5 To Be Used By Airlines As Passenger Plane

Sun Jun 11, 2000 10:15 am

With a 35% Reliability I don't think any airline could use a C5 and make a Profit. Air force has enough problems keeping them Flying. 
 
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RE: L-500

Sun Jun 11, 2000 10:22 am

Where would the cargo go in the L-500? Aft rear fuselage?
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.

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