Re: Boeing cancels 747-500X/600X?

Date:         25 Mar 97 03:38:07 
From: (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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John Liebson ( wrote:
: Malcolm Weir <> wrote:

: >This is why the US Government has only ever procured four (I think)
: >aircraft types from foreign sources: Harrier, Canberra, Dauphin, and
: >Falcon: every dollar spent in the US economy costs them less than a buck
: >('cos they get taxes back on it).

: Add to your list: C-23 Sherpa (Shorts), UV-18B Twin Otter (de
: Havilland Canada), DHC-4 Caribou (dHC), Pilatus UV-20A Chincahua,
: Mig23, likely some others (but I don't have the time/energy to do a
: further search.)

Add the IAI Kfir (F-21)

Also, the USA has bought Spitfires during WWII, and in WWI just about all
American planes were supplied by allies.

[Moderator's note:  Enough already!  Obviously the US Government has
acquired a number of non-US aircraft types.  Listing every single one
of them adds nothing about airliners but noise.  Karl]

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