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  • C-GEPA
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    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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  • uy707
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    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.
    Alain

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    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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  • uy707
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    ^^^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.
    Alain

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    ^^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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  • YYZPICS
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    Yea the nose really kills it

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  • Chris@YYZ
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    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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  • B757300
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    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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  • Chris@YYZ
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    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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  • DAL767-400ER
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    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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  • maverick
    started a topic Boeing considers using Antanov design for FCA

    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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