C-17 reaches 100 million flying hours!

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  1. evangilder

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    Amazing!

     
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    I remember back in the 80's, the doom and gloom press reported on "problems" with the design and demanded the AF cancel the program.
     
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    Yep. Always nice to see the press eat their words. 8)
     
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    Wow thats really something!
     
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    Wow! Amazing!
     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    Apparently the RAAF has just ordered a couple for it's transport fleet.
     
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    That is really amazing............. whoopie
     
  9. the lancaster kicks ass

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    yes i believe the RAAF've ordered 4......

    and that is quite something..........
     
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    One of the best planes ever IMHO.... glad the RAF has some.
    Here's a pic to celebrate.
     

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    i've managed to see one static at an airshow and i was amazed at how big she was inside, even i wasn't expecting her to be that big! although i believe the RAF doesn't, strictly speaking own our 5 C-17s, as i understand it we're actually hiring them indefinately..........
     
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    Yes, there is something odd about the C17; its size is deceptive. Having been inside a C5, however, everything afterwards is small!
     
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