The new C-5M

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  1. comiso90

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    Just an instrumentation probe on the nose. I was at the C-17's first flight out of Long Beach, it had one too.
     
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    Hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars so that the sortie rate will rise into the upper 70 to lower 80 percentile. That makes for a logistical nightmare having to schedule two aircraft for high priority cargo. Too bad that the C-17 can't address some of the more esoteric load capabilities of the C-5. However, the debate is whether to use that same money to buy more C-17s (and thus keep the production line open) and perhaps the more outsize cargo addressed by contract use of AN-124s like that in NATO.
     
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    You sure ?? Looks like it's ready for a bit of fenceing ! Touche..... !

    The website sez: "What impresses onlookers most about the first fully
    modernized C-5M Super Galaxy strategic airlifter is not the twenty-two foot
    long, 300-pound, orange flight test instrumentation boom on the nose,
    though the structure is striking................"

    Charles
     
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