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Re: The Need for a Small Tactical Airlifter
« Reply #100 on: July 08, 2019, 12:08:33 »
To swing back to the premise of the article quoted and linked in the OP, the author was primarily discussing Air Force "distributed operations" and the utility of smaller aircraft and expedient airfields.
I came across this "example" of exercising such in Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_cxkF6qSY8

The airlift specific stuff starts around the 1:00 mark and at the 3:49 mark there is a quick Canadian connection.

If we're talking major ground offensives conducted by large armoured formations in Europe we'd better be talking about trains, giant planes, and 10 tonner type automobiles....
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Re: The Need for a Small Tactical Airlifter
« Reply #101 on: July 13, 2019, 17:36:53 »

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Re: The Need for a Small Tactical Airlifter
« Reply #102 on: July 13, 2019, 22:30:56 »
I think Portugal selected the KC 390 more as an industrial policy than anything.  They planned it as they did need to replace the C130 and they got some workspace out of it