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The US Air Force's special operators are hustling to turn their biggest planes into flying boats

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The prospect of a war in the Pacific has the US military thinking about how to spread out and conduct amphibious operations. Those challenges have renewed the US military's interest in an old concept: amphibious aircraft. US Air Force Special Operations Command now plans to rapidly develop an amphibious prototype of its workhorse plane, the MC-130J. Increasing tension with China has the US military looking for ways to spread out across the Pacific in order to counter Beijing's growing… (www.msn.com) More...

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coinflyer
coinflyer 5
OMG—just bring back the Boeing 314 Clipper!
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
According to the 'supply chain', we ain't got the wood or the skills!
raleedy
ALLAN LEEDY 3
Underslung engines make this an interesting project.
bentwing60
bentwing60 7
The MIC never ceases to hustle when the narrative calls for another race to the bottom of credibility on their part and spending on ours!

IKE was Right!
jeffinsydney
jeff slack 3
yes sir, and you are spot on too.
spudwa
paul tait 1
The Pacific is a big place. Maybe an ekranoplan would be perfect. Large cargo capacity, long range and definitely below radar

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