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C-17: Who really, really, really likes this aircraft?


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#1 Romantic Technofreak

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

Unofficial poll first. You can answer the initial question by two ways:

1. Yes, I do like the C-17, RT you know I am always an admirer of your pictures and I am impatiently waiting for the things to come!

2. No, I hate this butt-ugly aircraft but we all here know you, RT, as a cruel and ruthless person who won't care about our objection.

So folks, you now you have the chance either to express your RT-picture-addiction or to say your famous last words until the flood will take you away...!;):D

Go ahead!

Regards, RT

#2 Che_Guevara

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 05:01 PM

"Yes, I do like the C-17, RT you know I am always an admirer of your pictures and I am impatiently waiting for the things to come!"

At least it could fly ->A400 :D Reminds me somehow to the C-46

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:40 PM

OK, at least one voice. Here we go:

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:51 PM

First time here? Scroll up please!

The ones above were consciously left without comment. They don't need any, I mean. But the following ones can take some words:

Despite of the aircraft's good take-off and landing characteristics, sometimes the runway hastily needs an extension:
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It can happen that, while in the skies, you encounter an "Angel of Modernity":
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Let me finish with probably one of the best pictures in my collection. Here, the aircraft is banking for to land in Lima, Peru:
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Hope you enjoyed, and regards, RT

#5 Ricky

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:56 AM

It looks kinda bulbous, and reminds me a little of a bumblebee in flight. Still...

Yes, I do like the C-17, RT you know I am always an admirer of your pictures and I am impatiently waiting for the things to come!

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:44 PM

Wowowowoi, after these pics I´ve to admit :D :P

"No, I hate this butt-ugly aircraft but we all here know you, RT, as a cruel and ruthless person who won't care about our objection."

Just kiddin´ these pictures are just awesome, especially the one of the formation and the bridge. Quite nice, thx for sharing

Cheers

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:55 AM

They are so functional, and for what they can do they actually look rather small

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 05:48 PM

http://s25.photobuck...es/RAF Cosford/

If you have a look at the album above you'll see the pictures I took of an RAF C-17 landing at RAF Cosford to deliver a new exhibit (a Pave Low helicopter). It was pretty stunning watching it take off right over me.

#9 Romantic Technofreak

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:22 PM

So thumb up for the C-17! And for Red Baron Pizza! (Don't know if Manfred von Richthofen ever ate pizza, even worse, I learned Levi Strauss never wore "his" trousers...)

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Thank you for answers and interest!

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:32 AM

"Yes, I do like the C-17, RT you know I am always an admirer of your pictures and I am impatiently waiting for the things to come!"

I've been in the back of these things a couple of times now, and I must say they are a pleasure to be in after riding Herk's and Wallaby's let me tell you!
Ah and you can sleep like a baby on a flight!

Unfortunately I would like to have seen one of the slightly smaller (and one hope a cheaper!) YC-14 or YC-15 put into production and service!

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