Date: 30 Mar 99 01:53:21 From: email@example.com (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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firstname.lastname@example.org (David Bromage) writes: > Hugh Dickson (email@example.com) wrote: > > Aloha, Could have been the support stuff for Al Gore's visit > > to SFO on 3/8. The secret service used to use C-141 > > Always? They brought a C-5 to Australia when Clinton visited. The pilot > took some convinging that he'd have to do a 180 at the end of the runway > at Canberra as it was too heavy for the taxiway. That's hard to believe, as a C-5B has less MGTOW than most 747-400s, and more wheels to carry it on. MGTOW for a 747-400F or passenger model is 800,000-875,000lb (from Boeing's web site); C-5 is 769,000 (from <http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/lift_comp.htm>). The C-5 has 28 wheels on the undercarriage, the 747 only 18. It's designed to work from a dirt runway, after all, which has rather less load-carrying capacity than reinforced concrete. Don't 747's operate from Canberra? -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.