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Posted: 2/24/2006 4:09:36 AM EDT

I just heard a rumour () that the RAAF just placed an order for some C-17s.
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I hope that gets me a trip down there!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:45:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 4:48:23 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:55:04 AM EDT
1st I've heard of it, but its a good idea.
Thanks for the update.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:57:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 11:58:12 AM EDT by Chairborne]

Originally Posted By Brohawk:
I just heard a rumour () that the RAAF just placed an order for some C-17s.
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I hope that gets me a trip down there!



Damn I hope thats true, if so I spy a post retirement job opportunity for me.

ETA if anybody wants some they better get them now, the line shuts down in 2008 otherwise. I guess we'll be hauling outsize cargo in a huge pod under the F-22.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:03:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:19:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 12:22:49 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:20:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Chairborne:
Originally Posted By Brohawk:
I guess we'll be hauling outsize cargo in a huge pod under the F-22.





You KNOW the answer!

The F/A/C -18 SuperBug!

i1.tinypic.com/ohjkut.jpg



Great chop.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:21:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lert:
1st I've heard of it, but its a good idea.
Thanks for the update.



You type really well for having to do it upside down.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:22:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 12:22:40 PM EDT by SmilingBandit]
Hey Vito,
How do your C-17s inflight refuel? I don't remember seeing a probe on the one I saw down at Charelston and you chaps don't have any tankers with booms.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:24:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Hey Vito,
How do your C-17s inflight refuel? I don't remember seeing a probe on the one I saw down at Charelston and you chaps don't have any tankers with booms.



Sorry for intruding, but the UKs C-17s are leased from the USAF, and are exactly the same spec, refueling port and all. If they want gas they get it from us, or the Italian or French tankers.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:28:49 PM EDT
Be a dear and ship home a few crates of F4 ammo!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:29:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chairborne:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Hey Vito,
How do your C-17s inflight refuel? I don't remember seeing a probe on the one I saw down at Charelston and you chaps don't have any tankers with booms.



Sorry for intruding, but the UKs C-17s are leased from the USAF, and are exactly the same spec, refueling port and all. If they want gas they get it from us, or the Italian or French tankers.



Or Turkish, or Singaporian (sp?), or... man have we given away alot of tankers.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:31:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 12:31:56 PM EDT by Chairborne]

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By Chairborne:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Hey Vito,
How do your C-17s inflight refuel? I don't remember seeing a probe on the one I saw down at Charelston and you chaps don't have any tankers with booms.



Sorry for intruding, but the UKs C-17s are leased from the USAF, and are exactly the same spec, refueling port and all. If they want gas they get it from us, or the Italian or French tankers.



Or Turkish, or Singaporian (sp?), or... man have we given away alot of tankers.





www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q2/nr_050521m.html

That ain't no givaway, thats the tanker we wish we had, and would have if Boeing wasn't so Fing stupid as to hire than Runyan (sp?) skank.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:38:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chairborne:

www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/photorelease/q2/05-1338-377.jpg

www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q2/nr_050521m.html

That ain't no givaway, thats the tanker we wish we had, and would have if Boeing wasn't so Fing stupid as to hire than Runyan (sp?) skank.



That was just dumb. They would have had that contract in the bag.

But not that I have to worry, I'll be working on the same jet until I retire.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:40:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:45:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:48:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Chairborne:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Hey Vito,
How do your C-17s inflight refuel? I don't remember seeing a probe on the one I saw down at Charelston and you chaps don't have any tankers with booms.



Sorry for intruding, but the UKs C-17s are leased from the USAF, and are exactly the same spec, refueling port and all. If they want gas they get it from us, or the Italian or French tankers.



We've bought them outright now (4 off lease and 1 new build) and are looking at buying more. The RAF would like 12 in total.

ANdy



Thats good to hear, what happened to the A400M?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:50:32 PM EDT
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