McDonnell Douglas YC-15


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McDonnell Douglas YC-15

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.

McDonnell Douglas YC-15A three-view drawing (652 x 1006)

 ENGINE4 x Pratt-Whitney JT-8D-17, 71.1kN
  Take-off weight68000 kg149915 lb
  Wingspan33.6 m110 ft 3 in
  Length37.9 m124 ft 4 in
  Height13.2 m43 ft 4 in
  Wing area161.7 m21740.52 sq ft
  Max. speed805 km/h500 mph
  Range w/max.fuel4800 km2983 miles

Don Beierwaltes, e-mail, 27.12.2010 22:06

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, e-mail, 15.10.2007 20:52

Very similar c17


Igor Francois, e-mail, 19.11.2006 14:18

youmight wanna get the units corrected regarding the wing area... it has to be in meters^s ... not meters.


Admin, 19.11.2006 18:24

Thank you very much. Corrected


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