Two YC-15 prototypes were built for the Air Force's advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) program. The YC-15s were wide-body aircraft for service on short, undeveloped airfields. The prototypes made their first flights in 1975 and flew for three years before the test program ended.
|A three-view drawing (652 x 1006)|
| ENGINE||4 x Pratt-Whitney JT-8D-17, 71.1kN|
| Take-off weight||68000 kg||149915 lb|
| Wingspan||33.6 m||110 ft 3 in|
| Length||37.9 m||124 ft 4 in|
| Height||13.2 m||43 ft 4 in|
| Wing area||161.7 m2||1740.52 sq ft|
| Max. speed||805 km/h||500 mph|
| Range w/max.fuel||4800 km||2983 miles|
|Don Beierwaltes, 27.12.2010|
I was at Pope AFB NC 75-77 and the YC15 and YC14 were having a competition to replace the C130. The YC14 was superior to the YC15, but the AF wanted the 4 engines and wanted the YC15 regardless of constant flap problems. The program was not funded, for the good!
|David Giron, 15.10.2007|
Very similar c17
Thank you very much. Corrected
|Igor Francois, 19.11.2006|
youmight wanna get the units corrected regarding the wing area... it has to be in meters^s ... not meters.
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