Large military transport aircrafts ( payload 15 tons and more )

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    We begin with the C-5M in FRP 30 delivered on 52 in order all received by USAF for 2017.
    Build : 81 C-5A including two C modified and 50 C-5B.

    All C-5M except one are B modernised the 52th is a A.

    Recently USAF have about 70 C-5, in 2017 remains only the C-5M based to Travis, Dover for active and Lackland for reserve, big Sqns for USAF 18 C-5M for the two and 8 for Reserve unit.
    Actually :
    60 AMW/22 AS to Travis 12 C-5M in more about 4 B/C
    436 AirlW/49 AS to Dover 15 C-5M
    433 AirlW/68 AS AFRC to Lackland 8 C-5A replaced by C-5M

    A nice article
    http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/what-it-is-like-to-fly-the-americas-biggest-jet-the-ga-1727650088

    USA C-5M.jpg
    Lockheed plant in Marietta, Georgia where all C-5 and C-130 are built or modernised.
     
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    A new, AN-178, Ukraine, very recent don' t get operators right now, max payload 18 T same category as C-130.
    Antonov An-178.jpg

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    30 on order Saudi Arabia. derived from AN 158 commercial regional liner.
     
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    I would imagine that the Brazilian KC-390 is the natural competitor to this. Even looks similar, though it seems to be a bit heavier.

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    These smaller turbofan powered transports seem to be another new trend. Still rather cheap and with better speed than turboprops.
     
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    USAF C-17
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    I like this view of the pairs of vortex generators on the front of the engine nacelles that produce vortices over the suction side of the wing at a high angle of attack.
     
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