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Flying Tiger Military Cargolift Test On A 747 200F

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:24 pm
by 747400sp
Good Morning



I read somewhere, that a Flying Tiger Boeing 747 200F was use in a project, to see if a 747 could be used as a military cargolifter. I believe I said something about it in the past, but with new members, I am going to try again, so do any body have any information about this project?

RE: Flying Tiger Military Cargolift Test On A 747 200F

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:39 pm
by zanl188
I think you need to provide more information and better define your question....

Lots of 747Fs and 747 converted freighters have hauled military cargo, including the converted 747 that crashed hauling MRAPs a couple of years ago...

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20130429-0

RE: Flying Tiger Military Cargolift Test On A 747 200F

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:39 pm
by flyDTW1992
It wouldn't surprise me if such a project occurred, I'm interested to hear about it myself. Of course, 747s are used all the time today on military contract missions, carrying everything from mail to humvees.

RE: Flying Tiger Military Cargolift Test On A 747 200F

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:17 pm
by TWA772LR
Slightly OT:
Some 747s were delivered to Iran as tankers. And the 747 was even proposed as a bomber at one point! I wonder what happened to that idea.

RE: Flying Tiger Military Cargolift Test On A 747 200F

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:23 pm
by nomadd22
Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 3):
Slightly OT:
Some 747s were delivered to Iran as tankers. And the 747 was even proposed as a bomber at one point! I wonder what happened to that idea.

Boeing proposed them as cruise missile platforms in the 80s after Carter cancelled the B-1, but it never went anywhere.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3183516/posts

RE: Flying Tiger Military Cargolift Test On A 747 200F

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:29 am
by Stealthz
Google CRAF 747, there were many converted airliners that had strengthened floors and cargo doors subsidised by the DoD and could be called upon in an emergency situation.
PanAm's ill fated N739PA was one such aircraft.

RE: Flying Tiger Military Cargolift Test On A 747 200F

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:40 pm
by PC12Fan
I've actually posted this link before, but it's still an interesting read for those that would like to read on a potential "KC-747". I was most intrigued by the "Boeing on board loader" concept.

http://www.ausairpower.net/APAA/APA-2005-02.pdf

Also found this clip of tests done on the first 747.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE4P5ysqKXE