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1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 10:33 PM
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2. the problem with the antonovs is they are SO big...
it takes a very specific airport to handle them.

i don't think you could land one in say, haiti (i don't even think a c-17 could put down there, but i might be wrong.)

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  -Cargo funding - thoughts - instead of building killing machines, Hawkeye-X  Feb-01-10 10:27 PM   #0 
  - C-5 is the largest US aircraft in service, and rivals the An-124  PacerLJ35   Feb-01-10 10:31 PM   #1 
  - the problem with the antonovs is they are SO big...  1   Feb-01-10 10:33 PM   #2 
     - C-17s and even 747s were operating at MTPP (Port au Prince)  PacerLJ35   Feb-01-10 10:41 PM   #3 
        - ok. my bad. maybe an antonov could as well. but it wasn't designed for that...  1   Feb-01-10 10:49 PM   #4 
           - US mentality is better flexibility  PacerLJ35   Feb-01-10 11:04 PM   #5 
 

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