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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:55 am

C-5 Galaxy would be my best choice...
C-130 would be my second...
any of the models work for me!

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:20 pm

CH-53E

...But I'm kinda biased on that one.
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:59 am

For me:

C-17s followed by the C-5. Third, and not by much, C-130s, the workhorse of most of the world's Air Forces.
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:19 am

Just to your knowledge,my girlfriend that knows nothing about planes thought she had "good lines"  Smile when we had one C-17 at såtenäs.  Wink I tend to agree
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:13 am

I'm pretty sure my great-great-grandchildern will see the C-130 in operation. With that said I lay odds there will be a C-47/DC-3 still working too. So those two planes get my vote. I do like all of the ones listed on here. I haven't met a plane I didn't like.
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:40 pm

Quoting Chdmcmanus (Reply 13):
PS, Isn't it funny how most of the Soviet airlifters look amazingly like there older US counterparts, gee I wonder how that happened....

Back in the 1950s there was a joke that asked who was the greatest Soviet inventor.
Answer: "T. M. Reguspatov" (TM Reg. US Pat. Off.)

Perhaps if Russians were going to be sensitive about this they should not have started reverse-engineering our aircraft during lend-lease and continuing until . . .
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:54 pm

There is only one.

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I once saw six of these parked on the ramp at BOI. Spent an hour climbing around inside one of them. Hovered a helicopter past at cockpit window height.

While dwarfed by later jet transports, this thing seemed gigantic in its heyday.
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:08 am

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 45):
I'm starting to like the C-27J Spartan.

You should check out Patrick's Aviation Site, they have a demo video where the guy rolls it.
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:46 am

Anything that doesn't have any writeups for me. Best case would be a UH-60L with a fresh 40 hr, nothing pending in the -18 for lets say 10 hours, and a full bag of gas. Throw in a few clean M-240s, ammo, water, and life is good. Stateside scratch the guns, but include a "gold" fuel credit card.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:28 pm

C5 woulf be number one. Followed by the C17 then C130
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:52 pm

Depends on ones definition of transport. If I were to stick with the big boys, mostly cargo, I would have to say in order AN-225, C-17, and C-5B. If the definition were broader I would include C-9's and C-37A. To me a transport is a transport whether it's strictly cargo, cargo/personnel mix or personnel and VIP's.  Smile

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:35 am

While working on the ramp in Tucson I used to wander over to C-133 sitting abandoned in the storage area (first pic is the exact aircraft). Often just sit under the wing in the shade and just marvel at the size of the aircraft. Once before security was so tight, I took a girl out their at night. We went into the aircraft. With only the glow of flashlight in the massive cargo bay it was really cool , she of course was frightened.



I dont think the aircraft was all that great of a performer , but it is mighty.

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no doubt, the KC-135 with high bypass engines. just looks so badass!!
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:52 pm

C-47,R4D,Dakota,Li-2 ...et al
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:04 pm

The Herc . . . the tough as nails, go anywhere, do damn near anything C-130.

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As for rotary wing - the Huey. Another tough as nails, go anywhere, do damn near anything helo . . .


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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:03 am

Definitely C-130 - lots of time spent in those - probably some of the CF ones being grounded now...Still love it when I see one fly by. Enjoyed my "ride" on C-5(trans-Atlantic). Can't speak of newer types like C-17 - never been near 'em.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:15 am

AN-124 - serious lifting power.

THe Soviets sure knew how to move stuff.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:27 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 64):
The Herc . . . the tough as nails, go anywhere, do damn near anything C-130.



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 64):
As for rotary wing - the Huey. Another tough as nails, go anywhere, do damn near anything helo .

Spoken like a soldier. Functional, practical, useful aircraft that made actual contributions to mobility, to supply lines. No gee-whiz! No "Wait 'til they see this Mutha!"
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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:59 am

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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:39 pm

It's the C-17A Globemaster III in my book!!!


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RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:58 am

Quoting Dacman (Reply 69):
It's the C-17A Globemaster III in my book!!!

Coincidentally, theres currently one doing VERY fast VERY low circuits over my town atm (we are only a few miles from RAF Lyneham) - impressive to say the least.

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