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  • Boeing considers using Antanov design for FCA

    According to Flightinternational.com, Boeing might use the An-72 design for the US Army's Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA)

    http://www.flightinternational.com/A...r+FCA+bid.html

    Sweet looking aircraft, would be cool to see a Boeing variant flying around the USA.

    Article also mentions the C-27J and CN-235/295 are also possibilities.
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  • #2
    Heck, why not? Engines above the wings surely would have a major advantage on rural/unpaved airfields, where they would not be as prone to engine ingestions of FOD as underwing engines.

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    • #3
      that would be awesome!
      for a moment I thought that Boeing was gunna make a spin off of the AN-225
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      • #4
        Originally posted by maverick
        According to Flightinternational.com, Boeing might use the An-72 design for the US Army's Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA)

        http://www.flightinternational.com/A...r+FCA+bid.html

        Sweet looking aircraft, would be cool to see a Boeing variant flying around the USA.
        Boeing already had such a design in the 1970's.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by B757300
          Boeing already had such a design in the 1970's.

          very weird looking nose there, could use a nose job
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          • #6
            Yea the nose really kills it

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            • #7
              ^^Agreed. Also, was the YC-14 based on any already flying Boeing plane? The design except for the engines of course appears very familiar.

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              • #8
                ^^^The YC14 was an entirely new developpment. It competed with the four engined MC Donnell-Douglas YC15 for the tactical airlifter back in 1974/75. The program was later cancelled. Unless it feels itself under financial and time pressures, Boeing would be smart to
                - analyze the teachings left by both the YC14 and 15
                - use the data to come up with something new, preferably based on the YC14 which included more features geared for tactical use than the YC15.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uy707
                  ^^^The YC14 was an entirely new developpment.
                  I see. Somehow the frame appeared familiar.
                  Originally posted by uy707
                  It competed with the four engined MC Donnell-Douglas YC15 for the tactical airlifter back in 1974/75. The program was later cancelled.
                  Case of irony: McDD beat Boeing with YC-15, but since Boeing bought McDD, it has been them who get the praise for the YC-15, or rather C-17, as it is better known by these days.

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                  • #10
                    The C.17 is entirely different although the fuselage cross-section and DC.10 like cockpit windows are the same.
                    The C.17 comes up with different
                    -engines, which have nothing to see with those of the YC.15
                    -tail unit & stabilizers
                    -wings.
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                    • #11
                      Cool picture of that YC-14.
                      The tail on that thing looks identical to the tail of a C-17 in my opinion.

                      http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=508949

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