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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 21st, 2014, 12:19 am
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Chengdu J-7

Bought from China in the 70s as a temporary-measure fighter. In reserve since 1994.

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Interceptor loadout. 12th Squadron, 1992. Note the armament of AIM-9s and FRCA's first production Medium-range AAM, the AM-3.

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 21st, 2014, 1:40 am
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Douglas DC-8

Medium range troop & equipment transport. Note the tailgate. Produced jointly by Douglas and CAF to FRCA specifications.

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40 Air transport Wing, 1984, low visibility transport finish.

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 21st, 2014, 1:41 am
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Awesome job!

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 21st, 2014, 11:48 am
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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 21st, 2014, 12:07 pm
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DC-8-K71

A stretched 54 series cargo aircraft, with 'super-70' series modifications to engines, wings & airframe. FRCA's dedicated tanker.

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40th Air Transport wing, 2006

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 21st, 2014, 5:06 pm
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Great work Jabba, I particularly like what you've done with the F-17's and DC-8's. Will we see any more DC-8 variants, maybe AEW or VIP?

Why the different roundels, most are blue-white but blue-white-blue on the tanker?


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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 21st, 2014, 7:08 pm
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The clamshell doors (i.e. the "tailgate" - tailgates are for trucks and American sporting events, BTW) might be problematic from a structural standpoint, plus are kind of redundant as they don't allow for any additional access to the cargo floor not already provided into the design itself. I also don't know if it's worth the expense of having A-2-A refueling capability, they're already capable of trans-Atlantic on a full load.


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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 21st, 2014, 8:05 pm
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It's my understanding that those capable of it generally have said capability to top themselves up... Which in itself seems a weird practice.

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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 22nd, 2014, 3:22 am
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Yeah I know most tankers have this capability but I never understood why. Well, it's not that big a deal so you can ignore that criticism.


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Post subject: Re: FRCA in FDPosted: February 24th, 2014, 7:55 am
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Y'know, Jabba, you can use my Cessna-Embraer COIN aircraft... :P

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