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Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« on: May 04, 2007, 21:56:44 »
Folks:

Here are a couple of shots of our first tail (P-177) hitting the paint shop.  It is still scheduled for the acceptance test flights in the July timeframe and delivery in Aug 07.

The second tail, P-180, should be somewhere on the first half of the assembly line right now and is still scheduled for delivery Oct 07.

A good news story all around.

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 22:04:09 »
For us non air force types, what's this plane replacing or used for? Just curious thanks
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 22:11:49 »
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 22:15:44 »
Gee, that color scheme looks so nice, we should buy a whole wack more so we can say we have a flock!!!
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 22:16:14 »
Got it, I know we were supposed to get some sort of transport planes but i didn't know the name, now i do :)
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 22:24:10 »
What colour did they come in standard?
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007, 22:43:42 »
Grey.....

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2007, 17:26:14 »

For us non air force types, what's this plane replacing or used for? Just curious thanks


Check out this lengthy and somewhat heated thread ..... for more info:

http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,54089.0.html


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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2007, 17:28:46 »

What colour did they come in standard?


Here is a photoshop artist's cut and paste impression of what the finished CF product should look like:


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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2007, 18:31:28 »
Ref P-177 getting painted.  It has "Canada" on the side before it gets painted?

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2007, 20:11:48 »
Absolutely Great to see.

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2007, 20:21:19 »
Nice looking plane!  ;D
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2007, 21:00:32 »
BEEEAAAUUUUTEEEEFULLLLL!  I cannot wait to see pictures of canadian paratroopers jumping out of these :cdnsalute:
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2007, 11:44:53 »
Or for that matter LAV's and the new Leopard 2's rolling off it's ramp at KAF...
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2007, 17:17:22 »
Got it, I know we were supposed to get some sort of transport planes but i didn't know the name, now i do :)

Wow the Mods are being gentle today. they usually jump all over you for asking questions about topics that have been talked about here for months.....they would suggest that you use the search feature rather than asking to repeat stuff that's been covered...don't shoot me that 's the policy....cheers :cheers:

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2007, 17:34:52 »
Cool  :cdn:
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2007, 17:38:16 »
Wow the Mods are being gentle today.

Not gentle, it's just that by the time we got here Globesmasher already had him sorted out and provided with a much-needed link!!  ;)
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2007, 19:43:02 »
Not gentle, it's just that by the time we got here Globesmasher already had him sorted out and provided with a much-needed link!!  ;)

Ha ha...sorry to ruin the image....the Mods are not gentle!.....there we are...all fixed ;D

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2007, 20:14:12 »
I still have to pinch myself to ensure that I am not dreaming.....never thought I would see the day.  :)

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2007, 20:45:59 »
Nice.
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2007, 18:52:37 »
I was just down in Long Beach, California this past week attending a conference and managed to get a tour of the Boeing Plant and the C-17 assembly line.  I did manage to get a great tour of our first two jets thanks to the flight operations people at Boeing.

We managed to take a look at F-177, our first tail that is very close to the end of the assembly line and about to be towed into the paint hangar.  And we also got to take a look at F-180, our second tail (scheduled for Oct '07) which is still in several pieces.  The wings are joined together, and the fuselage is still in 3 separate pieces.


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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2007, 18:58:11 »
I still have to pinch myself to ensure that I am not dreaming.....never thought I would see the day.  :)

Which day would that be? The one where new transport planes are coming, or the one where the Mods are called gentle. >:D
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2007, 18:59:14 »
Globesmasher thanks very much for the photos and all you have done in feeding our interest in this exciting development.

Pleeezzze keep it coming! :salute:

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2007, 08:41:34 »
Which day would that be? The one where new transport planes are coming, or the one where the Mods are called gentle. >:D

Probably a little bit of both  ;D
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2007, 08:45:55 »
the one where the Mods are called gentle. >:D

Silly......they're not meant to be gentle.....they are the "S" in S & M !!!
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