Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

C-17 Globemaster III


The C-17 had a very long gestation period, almost making the C-5 program looked trouble-free. But ultimately, the C-17, with or without arm-twisting, was the first Air Force freighter since the C-130 to be adopted by other nations' militaries. The A-400M is said to compete with it, but the C-17 can lift twice as an A-400M. That's a factor when there is a need to move really heavy things, such as armored vehicles.

C-17s went out of production in 2015. There is currently no projected replacement for them.


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