Re: C-5 to 747?

Date:         17 Dec 97 03:41:23 
From:         x@y.z (Patrick Dunford)
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Whereas "kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)" verily didst
writeth on 10 Dec 97 04:05:01 ...

] As for payload, the C-5B only slightly exceeds the maximum payload
] weight of a 747-400F, but a far more important requirement is that it
] handle extremely bulky and/or dense payloads, and be able to support
] loading and unloading of those payloads at minimally equipped airports,
] not to mention landing on unpaved runways.

And a 747 couldn't land on the ice at McMurdo, but C-5s have
flown there from time to time.

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