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Subject: The Chinese C-17 Rolls Down The Runway
SYSOP    1/18/2013 5:29:16 AM
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TonoFonseca    !!!   1/18/2013 9:23:40 AM

"Britain, with eight, is the largest foreign user of the C-17. Australia and the UAE each have six while Canada and Qatar each have four. India has ordered ten. The U.S. Air Force operates 203."

What an outrageous disparity.  But the USA's overspending is coming to bite them in the ass now.

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Belisarius1234    Joker in the deck   1/18/2013 3:58:48 PM
"Last year China revived, in part, a 2005 deal to buy Il-76 transports from Russia. The new arrangement only involved China buying ten refurbished Il-76s. Back in 2005, China placed a $1.5 billion order for 38 Il-76 transport planes and Il-78s (tanker versions of the Il-76). A year later China cancelled the deal when Russia tried to up the price 27 percent. China went looking elsewhere, including urging its domestic aircraft manufacturers to come up with something. That process eventually led to the Y-20, but in the meantime China needs some more jet powered military transports."
Jet engines.
P.s. There is a certain falseness in the above poster's (Ton of Fun's) assumptions. China and the US are locked in a MAD economic pack.  
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