• Embraer’s KC-390 Military Transport Jet Makes Paris Debut, Nears Certification – AINtv

    Embraer’s KC-390 twinjet made its Paris Air Show debut this week with the second prototype flying in the flight test program. Development is far along, and the company gave AIN the chance to experience the aircraft in flight over the French countryside. The aircraft has been designed to tackle a variety of mission types, thanks to its large cargo hold and ramp. And military forces around the world will appreciate the KC-390’s ability to operate from unimproved and short airfields.

    published: 22 Jun 2017
  • China's First Self developed Heavy Transport Jet Y-20 Flies at Zhuhai Show

    China's first domestically developed heavy-lift transport jet Y-20 conducted its third flying show at the ongoing 2016 China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, or Air Show China in Zhuhai of south China's Guangdong Province on Thursday. Y-20, with a capacity load of 66 tons and a maximum voyage of 7,800 kilometers, can take off in a minimum of 600 to 700 meters. Y-20 made its debut flight in 2013 and was first exhibited at the Air Show China in 2014. This year two Y-20 attended the air show in Zhuhai. One is for static exhibition, and the other is for flying show. The Y-20 was officially delivered to the China Air Force in July. Now in its 20th year, the biennial air show is held in the coastal city of Zhuhai from Nov 1 to 6, attracting more than 700 exhibitors from...

    published: 03 Nov 2016
  • The Largest Aircraft in The U.S. Military

    The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft built by Lockheed. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize cargos, including all air-certifiable cargo. The Galaxy has many similarities to its smaller C-141 Starlifter predecessor, and the later C-17 Globemaster. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. The C-5 Galaxy had a complicated development; significant cost overruns were experienced and Lockheed suffered significant financial difficulties. Shortly after entering service, fractures in the wings of many aircraft were discovered and the C-5 fleet were restricted in capability until corrective work was conducted. The C-5M Super Galaxy is an ...

    published: 15 Aug 2014
  • Rare military jet - Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft

    A rare view of an Embraer KC-390 military jet transport aircraft taking off from Farnborough, England. This Embraer KC-390, PT-ZNF, is the first prototype and flew out of Farnborough at the start of the public air show days in 2016. It is in the camouflage and marking of the Força Aérea Brasileira (the Brazilian Air Force). It did not display for the UK public at the air show.

    published: 07 Apr 2017
  • DORNIER DO 31 | World's first jet VTOL transport aircraft

    The German-built Dornier Do 31 first flew in February 1967 and it remains the first, and only, jet-powered vertical lift and take-off transport aircraft. The experimental aircraft was nicknamed the 'Fire Breathing Dragon' after a spectacular attempt at a first flight. The Do 31's huge weight, owing to its lift fans, meant it was inefficient compared with conventional transport aircraft. It was cancelled in 1970. To this day it still holds six international aviation records.

    published: 10 Feb 2014
  • An inside look at getting a C-17 military transport jet ready to take war wounded from Germany back

    HEADLINE: Military transforms giant planes into hospitals CAPTION: An inside look at getting a C-17 military transport jet ready to take war wounded from Germany back home, to the United States. (July 21) (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 25 2011) (source: AP) (vo: wide of C-17 taxiing, turning toward camera GER SAGAR 3 11:34:00) INSIDE THIS (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 29 2011) (vo: wide overall activity inside plane from above GER SAGAR 6 14:52:50) YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT THIS (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 23 2011) (vo: pan across row of CCATT patients GER SAGAR 3 11:30:53) A FLYING INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, INSIDE A C-17 TRANSPORT PLANE (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 23 2011) (source: AP) (SOT/COL Charles Chappuis, flight physician ...

    published: 31 Jul 2015
  • NASA Is Developing Next Generation Of Supersonic Passenger Jet

    Supersonic passenger jets were great for getting people to places quickly, but much less so when it came to noise emissions. NASA is now tackling the task of mitigating that downside. Supersonic passenger jets were great for getting people to places quickly, but much less so when it came to noise emissions. NASA is now tackling the task of mitigating that downside.  Thanks to the New Aviation Horizons initiative, which is included in the agency’s 2017 budget, plans to develop a quite supersonic passenger plane are in the works.  Said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, “NASA is working hard to make flight greener, safer and quieter – all while developing aircraft that travel faster, and building an aviation system that operates more efficiently.”  A team headed by L...

    published: 01 Mar 2016
  • This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?

    The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated — Vox's Phil Edwards investigated. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

    published: 19 Jul 2016
  • Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017 – AINtv Express

    The Embraer KC-390 twin-engine jet-powered tactical tanker / transport aircraft is currently under development, with certification expected in early 2018. Its performance at this year’s Paris Air Show marks its first public flying display. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) is the launch operator and has a contract for 28 aircraft. The multi-role military transport can be used for aerial refueling, as well as carrying cargo and troops.

    published: 19 Jun 2017
  • J20 fighter jet, Xian H6 jet bomber and Xian Y20 transport aircraft officially enter service in PLA

    published: 09 Mar 2017
  • Shockwave jet transport

    published: 12 Jul 2015
  • C5 Cargo Jet

    Is the C5 going to retire or just get another kinda sucky upgrade? Parkjet guys, we have parjets. http://www.rcpowers.com

    published: 05 Aug 2016
  • Moment Ukraine Il-76 military transport jet shot down in Lugansk

    Forty-nine Ukrainian troops were killed when their military Il-76 transport jet was taken down by local militia forces just before landing at Lugansk Airport. Some military hardware and supplies were lost as well. FULL STORY: http://on.rt.com/n6hpsm UKRAINE LIVE UPDATES: http://on.rt.com/1q9y34 RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

    published: 14 Jun 2014
  • AeroCare Lear 35A Medical Transport Jet

    http://aerocare.com/ Aerocare Provides air ambulance services for emergency medical flights. They are capable and certified to handle adults, NeoNatal transports, organ transports, and specialize in critical care transportation. Their reach is worldwide and they have a fully capable staff to handle Repatriation Medical Flights.

    published: 10 Jun 2015
  • How to Move 9,000 Gallon of Jet Fuel: C-17 Hauling Fuel Bladders

    Members of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, along with Air Force Raven support, conduct aerial operations onboard a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Credit: SrA Greg Cerny AiirSource℠ covers military events and missions from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. http://youtube.com/AiirSource Like & share this video to show your support for the troops! Subscribe to stay updated: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AiirSource Stay connected with us here: Google+ http://google.com/+AiirSource Facebook http://facebook.com/AiirSource Twitter @AiirSource http://twitter.com/AiirSource

    published: 08 May 2015
  • The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST

    America’s forgotten concordes, the planes that never flew When we think of supersonic passenger air travel, most people will think of Concorde, the joint British & French design which operated from 1976 until 2003 and up until this day, has been the only long term supersonic passenger jet service to operate. What many people don’t know is that in the 60’s a 70’s there were three other competing designs from the United States and Russia. The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) which had its first flight 2 months before Concorde on 31st December 1969. However, after a crash at the Paris air show of 1973 and another in 1978 it was grounded after just 55 flights, though it remained in use as a research platform well in to the 1990’s. The other...

    published: 10 May 2016
Embraer’s KC-390 Military Transport Jet Makes Paris Debut, Nears Certification – AINtv

Embraer’s KC-390 Military Transport Jet Makes Paris Debut, Nears Certification – AINtv

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Embraer’s KC-390 twinjet made its Paris Air Show debut this week with the second prototype flying in the flight test program. Development is far along, and the company gave AIN the chance to experience the aircraft in flight over the French countryside. The aircraft has been designed to tackle a variety of mission types, thanks to its large cargo hold and ramp. And military forces around the world will appreciate the KC-390’s ability to operate from unimproved and short airfields.
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China's First Self developed Heavy Transport Jet Y-20 Flies at Zhuhai Show

China's First Self developed Heavy Transport Jet Y-20 Flies at Zhuhai Show

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China's first domestically developed heavy-lift transport jet Y-20 conducted its third flying show at the ongoing 2016 China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, or Air Show China in Zhuhai of south China's Guangdong Province on Thursday. Y-20, with a capacity load of 66 tons and a maximum voyage of 7,800 kilometers, can take off in a minimum of 600 to 700 meters. Y-20 made its debut flight in 2013 and was first exhibited at the Air Show China in 2014. This year two Y-20 attended the air show in Zhuhai. One is for static exhibition, and the other is for flying show. The Y-20 was officially delivered to the China Air Force in July. Now in its 20th year, the biennial air show is held in the coastal city of Zhuhai from Nov 1 to 6, attracting more than 700 exhibitors from 42 countries and regions. http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20161103/8035772.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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The Largest Aircraft in The U.S. Military

The Largest Aircraft in The U.S. Military

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The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft built by Lockheed. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize cargos, including all air-certifiable cargo. The Galaxy has many similarities to its smaller C-141 Starlifter predecessor, and the later C-17 Globemaster. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. The C-5 Galaxy had a complicated development; significant cost overruns were experienced and Lockheed suffered significant financial difficulties. Shortly after entering service, fractures in the wings of many aircraft were discovered and the C-5 fleet were restricted in capability until corrective work was conducted. The C-5M Super Galaxy is an upgraded version with new engines and modernized avionics designed to extend its service life beyond 2040. The C-5 Galaxy has been operated by USAF since 1969. In that time, it has been used to support US military operations in all major conflicts including Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan; as well as in support of allies, such as Israel during the Yom Kippur War and NATO operations in the Gulf War. The C-5 has also been used to distribute humanitarian aid and disaster relief, and support the US Space Shuttle program run by NASA. http://military-transport-aircrafts.blogspot.com
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Rare military jet - Embraer KC-390  transport aircraft

Rare military jet - Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft

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A rare view of an Embraer KC-390 military jet transport aircraft taking off from Farnborough, England. This Embraer KC-390, PT-ZNF, is the first prototype and flew out of Farnborough at the start of the public air show days in 2016. It is in the camouflage and marking of the Força Aérea Brasileira (the Brazilian Air Force). It did not display for the UK public at the air show.
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DORNIER DO 31 | World's first jet VTOL transport aircraft

DORNIER DO 31 | World's first jet VTOL transport aircraft

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The German-built Dornier Do 31 first flew in February 1967 and it remains the first, and only, jet-powered vertical lift and take-off transport aircraft. The experimental aircraft was nicknamed the 'Fire Breathing Dragon' after a spectacular attempt at a first flight. The Do 31's huge weight, owing to its lift fans, meant it was inefficient compared with conventional transport aircraft. It was cancelled in 1970. To this day it still holds six international aviation records.
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An inside look at getting a C-17 military transport jet ready to take war wounded from Germany back

An inside look at getting a C-17 military transport jet ready to take war wounded from Germany back

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  • Updated: 31 Jul 2015
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HEADLINE: Military transforms giant planes into hospitals CAPTION: An inside look at getting a C-17 military transport jet ready to take war wounded from Germany back home, to the United States. (July 21) (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 25 2011) (source: AP) (vo: wide of C-17 taxiing, turning toward camera GER SAGAR 3 11:34:00) INSIDE THIS (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 29 2011) (vo: wide overall activity inside plane from above GER SAGAR 6 14:52:50) YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT THIS (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 23 2011) (vo: pan across row of CCATT patients GER SAGAR 3 11:30:53) A FLYING INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, INSIDE A C-17 TRANSPORT PLANE (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 23 2011) (source: AP) (SOT/COL Charles Chappuis, flight physician 9:24:15 GER SAGAR 1 9:24:09) ("We're taking or using a multi-purpose aircraft, a military aircraft, that can maybe one day be carrying cargo and the next day carrying a full load of injured patients.") (location:Andrews Air Force Base, Md Apr 22 2011) (source: AP) (vo: tight floor level cleaning GER SAGAR 1 8:48:10) IT TAKES AN AIR NATIONAL GUARD CREW ABOUT 90 MINUTES TO TRANSFORM A C-17 FOR THE MEDICAL EVACUATION MISSION (vo: medium putting in litter GER SAGAR 1 8:46:27) GETTING IT READY FOR PATIENTS TO COME ON BOARD (vo: tight putting cushions on litter GER SAGAR 1 8:47:10) AND BE AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE (vo: wide top of plane, tilt down GER SAGAR 1 8:50:41) THERE ARE SOME BUILT-IN DRAWBACKS BEING IN THE AIR AND NOT AT AN ACTUAL HOSPITAL (vo: tight pulling out blanket GER SAGAR 1 8:49:00) BUT THE CREW CAN COMPENSATE (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 23 2011) (source: AP) (SOT/COL Charles Chappuis, flight physician 9:24:15 GER SAGAR 1 9:16:20) ("The folks on the aircraft are able to adjust the lighting, they're able to adjust the temperature, too hot or too cold, depending on what they need.") (location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany Apr 25 2011) (source: AP (NAT UP "watch your step, watch your step as patient is carried on GER SAGAR 3 11:11:08 THE BACK OF THE PLANE IS RESERVED FOR THE MOST CRITICAL PATIENTS (NAT UP "come to me" as second patient is carried on GER SAGAR 3 11:13:21) THESE WERE HEADING FROM GERMANY BACK TO THE U.S. (medium crew with patient GER SAGAR 3 11:25:53 -- use to cover half of the following bite: (SOT/Maj. Kirk Hinkley, flight physician GER SAGAR 3 11:27:49) ("My team behind me is working just getting everything plugged in, everything on aircraft power, the oxygen converted over from portable oxygen so onto the aircraft oxygen.") (vo: tight of blood going through tubes GER SAGAR 3 11:25:43) WHILE THE MOST BADLY WOUNDED GET MOST OF THE ATTENTION (vo: walking through plane GER SAGAR 3 11:24:50) THERE ARE DOZENS OF OTHER PATIENTS ON BOARD (vo: wide side of plane GER SAGR 3 11:19:47) IMPRESSED WITH THE CARE EVERYBODY GETS (SOT/Petty Officer Nicholas Houk, sailor GER SAGAR 3 11:24:17) ("It's basically like a big trauma center, everything's very well-prepared, looks great, I think they can handle anything that's given to them.") (vo: wide takeoff GER SAGAR 3 11:38:47) THE GOAL IS TO HAVE A QUIET FLIGHT HOME, WHERE THE WOUNDED CAN GET MORE TREATMENT, ON SOLID GROUND SAGAR MEGHANI, ASSOCIATED PRESS. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f250ac9f538aae4e35ee12198a8b3685 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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NASA Is Developing Next Generation Of Supersonic Passenger Jet

NASA Is Developing Next Generation Of Supersonic Passenger Jet

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  • Updated: 01 Mar 2016
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Supersonic passenger jets were great for getting people to places quickly, but much less so when it came to noise emissions. NASA is now tackling the task of mitigating that downside. Supersonic passenger jets were great for getting people to places quickly, but much less so when it came to noise emissions. NASA is now tackling the task of mitigating that downside.  Thanks to the New Aviation Horizons initiative, which is included in the agency’s 2017 budget, plans to develop a quite supersonic passenger plane are in the works.  Said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, “NASA is working hard to make flight greener, safer and quieter – all while developing aircraft that travel faster, and building an aviation system that operates more efficiently.”  A team headed by Lockheed Martin has already been selected to come up with a preliminary path to creating the Quiet Supersonic Technology.  That stage will be followed by further design ideation and refinement.
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This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?

This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?

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  • Updated: 19 Jul 2016
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The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated — Vox's Phil Edwards investigated. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017 – AINtv Express

Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017 – AINtv Express

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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2017
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The Embraer KC-390 twin-engine jet-powered tactical tanker / transport aircraft is currently under development, with certification expected in early 2018. Its performance at this year’s Paris Air Show marks its first public flying display. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) is the launch operator and has a contract for 28 aircraft. The multi-role military transport can be used for aerial refueling, as well as carrying cargo and troops.
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J20 fighter jet, Xian H6 jet bomber and Xian Y20 transport aircraft officially enter service in PLA

J20 fighter jet, Xian H6 jet bomber and Xian Y20 transport aircraft officially enter service in PLA

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Shockwave jet transport

Shockwave jet transport

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C5 Cargo Jet

C5 Cargo Jet

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Is the C5 going to retire or just get another kinda sucky upgrade? Parkjet guys, we have parjets. http://www.rcpowers.com
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Moment Ukraine Il-76 military transport jet shot down in Lugansk

Moment Ukraine Il-76 military transport jet shot down in Lugansk

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  • Updated: 14 Jun 2014
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Forty-nine Ukrainian troops were killed when their military Il-76 transport jet was taken down by local militia forces just before landing at Lugansk Airport. Some military hardware and supplies were lost as well. FULL STORY: http://on.rt.com/n6hpsm UKRAINE LIVE UPDATES: http://on.rt.com/1q9y34 RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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AeroCare Lear 35A Medical Transport Jet

AeroCare Lear 35A Medical Transport Jet

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http://aerocare.com/ Aerocare Provides air ambulance services for emergency medical flights. They are capable and certified to handle adults, NeoNatal transports, organ transports, and specialize in critical care transportation. Their reach is worldwide and they have a fully capable staff to handle Repatriation Medical Flights.
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How to Move 9,000 Gallon of Jet Fuel: C-17 Hauling Fuel Bladders

How to Move 9,000 Gallon of Jet Fuel: C-17 Hauling Fuel Bladders

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  • Updated: 08 May 2015
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Members of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, along with Air Force Raven support, conduct aerial operations onboard a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Credit: SrA Greg Cerny AiirSource℠ covers military events and missions from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. http://youtube.com/AiirSource Like & share this video to show your support for the troops! Subscribe to stay updated: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AiirSource Stay connected with us here: Google+ http://google.com/+AiirSource Facebook http://facebook.com/AiirSource Twitter @AiirSource http://twitter.com/AiirSource
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The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST

The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST

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America’s forgotten concordes, the planes that never flew When we think of supersonic passenger air travel, most people will think of Concorde, the joint British & French design which operated from 1976 until 2003 and up until this day, has been the only long term supersonic passenger jet service to operate. What many people don’t know is that in the 60’s a 70’s there were three other competing designs from the United States and Russia. The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) which had its first flight 2 months before Concorde on 31st December 1969. However, after a crash at the Paris air show of 1973 and another in 1978 it was grounded after just 55 flights, though it remained in use as a research platform well in to the 1990’s. The other two American designs are less well known about because despite huge government backing and that supersonic transport was to be the next big thing after the moon landings neither of the designs by Boeing and Lockheed made it in to the air. The story starts in 1962 when the British and French governments announced that they jointly build a new airliner that could travel at over twice the speed of sound which was to be called the “Concorde”. This was to be the most advanced civilian aircraft in the world, showing that European aircraft manufacturers could create the most leading-edge designs, something that the Americans believed that they were the best at. To meet this new challenge and rescue American national pride, President John F Kennedy stated that America would build it’s own supersonic transport aircraft and that it would be both bigger and faster than the European design. Two designs, one from Boeing and the other from Lockheed were selected for further development and as an incentive the US government would pay for 75% of the programs cost. The Lockheed L-2000 design was almost a scaled up Concorde and intended to fly at up Mach 3.0 or 2300 mph while carrying 270 passengers for a range of 4,000 miles. The development of smaller fighters like the French Mirage III fighter and the Russian MiG-21 had already proven the delta shape wing similar to Concorde could easily go to Mach 2 and beyond and this was the route that Lockheed chose. Boeing on the other hand opted for a much more complex swing wing design that would be straight at low speeds which would improve the takeoff and landing and then swing back to become a delta wing as the speed increased. Boeing’s 2707 design was supposed to be able to fly at Mach 2.7 or 2000mph and carry more than 270 passengers for more than 4,200 miles. After much testing the Boeing 2707 design was chosen as the winner on 1st January 1967. Progress though, was far from smooth, one of the main features that the 2707 was meant to have was the ability to fly hundreds of miles an hour faster than Concorde but this created huge implications plane. Kit Mitchell, who was the principal scientific officer at the then Royal Aeronautical Establishment (RAE) in the 1960s, and also worked on Concorde. Kit said that the Boeing 2707’s main problem was that it was trying to do too much, and that so much of the technology required was still in its infancy. Military jets could fly supersonic but even then it was for only a few minutes at a time and not for 4 hour flight like the airliners were expected to. The technology required to do this in the 1960’s was as almost as much of a challenge as sending a man to the moon. Concorde got around many of these issues because even though it flew at Mach 2, it wasn’t so fast as to require exotic materials and brand new untested designs. Concorde was effectively the next step up from the V bombers that the British had already developed. One of the biggest issues was the extra speed that was required. Concorde flew at Mach 2.0 or 1350 mph, the Boeing was meant to fly 650 mph faster. Due to the compression of the air, Many fuselage parts on the Concorde were heated to over 100C and the nose tip reached 127C when cruising at Mach 2. The body Concorde was 300mm or about 1 foot longer at supersonic speeds than it was on the ground. This expansion and contraction of the body could lead to metal fatigue if not carefully maintained. It also meant that concorde had a relatively short airframe life of 45,000 hours compared 100,000 for that of a Boeing 747 and that would have an impact of the overall cost to the airlines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqr1pB_CG4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBhLZcNKM9M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9BjJaDlOaQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w5p-KNlvS0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww8Uwx2qfjs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQM6b9RonXM Galaxy 2002 by Frank Dorittke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/Mare_Tranquillitatis/pcr018_cd01_07_fd_project_galaxy_2002
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