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  • C-33

    I am a little confused about the relation between the C-33(did it ever get off the ground) and the Civil Reserve Air Fleet. Was Boeing going to sell the C-33 to CRAF members to use as normal planes until needed? Or was it just for the military?

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    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...craft/c-33.htm

    In summary, the aircraft was a "protection measure" in case the C-17 was unable to meet it's performance goals. The C-17 met its performance goals, so the project was canceled in 1995.

    They also determined that 8 C-17s can fit within the same area as 3 747-400 derivative and C-5D that were being studied, so by going with additional C-17s over the NDAA/CDA allowed for a substantial increase in cargo capacity that could be moved into and out of a given area.

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      Got it. Thanks!

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