Boeing, having lost the JSF contract to McDonnell Douglas, has emphasized a number of post-manned figher alternatives, including converting civilian airliners to, e.g., in-flight refuelling ships.
Boeing 'super airlifter' plans unveiled. Boeing has unveiled a design for an enormous military and commercial airlifter which would extend its range by flying at very low altitudes over the ocean, reducing its drag. Named Pelican, the 2,700t aircraft is part of Boeing's response to the US Army's Advanced Mobility Concepts Study, due for release in April 2003. It has been designed by a team from the company's Phantom Works, working with its airlift and tanker organization in Long Beach, California. [Jane's Defence Weekly] -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================