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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 5/2/2004 9:04:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2004 9:04:50 PM EDT by TheAvatar9265ft]
Warning this link is very bandwidth intensive. It is to a skiing forum where C-17 crewchief posts.

www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10879

The pictures are outstanding! There are also pictures of DC.

edited to make link hot
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:11:52 PM EDT
Damn thats a big plane. The scary part is that the Russkies have a bigger one.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:15:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Damn thats a big plane. The scary part is that the Russkies have a bigger one.



... Actually, the C-5 Galaxy is bigger than the C-17. But the Globemaster can land and take off from a plowed cornfield.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:16:06 PM EDT
Amazing, very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

I saw a C-141 and an AWACS parked at the east end of the int'l airport today, right by the road where the smaller int'l cargo carriers park their 747's. That was very odd, wonder why they didn't park at Elmendorf AFB.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:16:29 PM EDT
Interesting pix. I would recommend everyone taking a look-see. They have pix of the presidents vehicles. Whenever the prez travels, they have to move a lot of equipment before he gets there. Where the GIs have to travel, it's pretty spartan. It also has some nice pix of the Wash DC.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:17:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Damn thats a big plane. The scary part is that the Russkies have a bigger one.



... Actually, the C-5 Galaxy is bigger than the C-17. But the Globemaster can land and take off from a plowed cornfield.



I think he was talking about the C-5. The Il-76 is even bigger, I think.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:18:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2004 9:20:01 PM EDT by A_G]
Goddamn that's a lot of pictures! Thanks for posting, awesome!

ETD:

The AN125 is bigger than the C5, and the AN225 is bigger than the AN125 and as such the biggest plane in the world.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:18:30 PM EDT
Thanks for the link, those are great pictures.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:29:00 PM EDT
Thanks for the link to the great pics
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:30:50 PM EDT
At first i was like "wheres the place?" Then i realised that the metal building they were sitting in WAS the plane.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:39:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2004 9:42:19 PM EDT by FanoftheBlackRifle]

Originally Posted By redmenace:
At first i was like "wheres the place?" Then i realised that the metal building they were sitting in WAS the plane.





IIRC, the IL-76 is about the size of our C-141

The russian's big-assed thing is an AN-one-twenty-something (AN-124?)

Edited to add: Looks like A_G said it first. Didn't realize that Antonov built an even bigger thing than the AN-125
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:44:23 PM EDT
Nice pics to see, especially those with the President's cars, etc.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:44:40 PM EDT
The IL-76 is the Mainstay... I believe it is the ruskie knockoff of the AWACS and also use it as a tanker and is equivelent to a KC-135 (707).

They have a plane that is bigger than the C-5... but it can't quite carry as much payload.

It has this crazy track mouned ceiling crane system for moving cargo from the middle to the rear door so they can easily unload at multiple stops.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:53:18 PM EDT
very cool pics
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 10:02:53 PM EDT
Check out how young the crew chief that posted those pics. This guy is probably in his late 20s. He's reponsible for a multi-million $ airplane. And the USA military has a lot of those folks. The USA is truly in good hands.
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 11:22:46 PM EDT
very cool pics!
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 11:36:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A_G:
the AN225 is bigger than the AN125 and as such the biggest plane in the world.



Correct, the An-225 is the biggest aircraft in the world. However, there was only one ever built, and belongs to the Ukraine, not Russia.

Pretty cool pics.

Brian
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 12:40:28 AM EDT

Still more cargo were the amada of Secret Service vehicles. They bring and incredible array of vehicles with them, from enforcer Suburbans to RVs to Ambulances. Crazy. Also not people I'd want to fuck with...they're armed to the teeth. Guns everywhere.



Arfcommers!
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 4:22:40 AM EDT
Nice pics.
Make me think how lucky I am to have see all that stuff and more first hand. I get to work on alot of bases. Va is a great place to be
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 4:33:50 AM EDT

Largest plane in the world, the AN-225:

Link Posted: 5/3/2004 4:44:10 AM EDT
The heirarchy of transport aircraft size:

Our 2nd largest is the C-141.

Our largest is the C-5.

Our C-17...well, I'm not sure. It's in the C-141's size range, anyway.


The 2nd largest Soviet plane is the Antonov AN-125. It is slightly larger than our C-5.

The largest of all is the Antonov AN-225. It's CONSIDERABLY larger than the AN-125.

The IL-76 isn't even in the running.


CJ


Link Posted: 5/3/2004 4:58:29 AM EDT
Amazing and just amazing....

Link Posted: 5/5/2004 2:59:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
The heirarchy of transport aircraft size:

Our 2nd largest is the C-141.

Our largest is the C-5.

Our C-17...well, I'm not sure. It's in the C-141's size range, anyway.


The 2nd largest Soviet plane is the Antonov AN-125. It is slightly larger than our C-5.

The largest of all is the Antonov AN-225. It's CONSIDERABLY larger than the AN-125.

The IL-76 isn't even in the running.


CJ





C-141: Max Payolad: 70,000 lbs (unless they've restricted them more since I stopped working with them).

C-17: Max Payload (pre-block 12): 170,000 lbs.

A general comparison is that a C-17 can carry outsized loads like a C-5 (although the C-5 has higher capacity), can land on austere, semi-prepared fields like a C-130, and takes up as much room on the ground as a C-141. A maxed out C-17, at 585,000 pounds gross weight, can land and takeoff using 3,000 feet of real estate. Plus, reliability rates are consistently in the high 90s.

That picture with the two main landing gear shows integral jacking. You don't use an axle jack to change a tire. You put a lock on the gear with the bad tire or brake to keep its shock absorber from extending, then run a hose from the No. 2 hydraulic system (4,000 psi) to the bottom of the shock absorber of the other gear on that side, using that gear to lift the other off the ground.

Cool stuff.
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 4:33:13 AM EDT
awesome pics
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 4:39:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Damn thats a big plane. The scary part is that the Russkies have a bigger one.


yeah, but they only have one!

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