Well Skunk Works

06 Aug 2015 admin In G+ Posts

Originally shared by +Lockheed Martin

Conceived and built in 15 months at a 50 percent estimated cost reduction of a conventional design of the same size, the Skunk Works built Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft is another example of how our Skunks stay ahead of the curve: http://lmt.co/1MNfLEm


Comments: 9

  1. Is this a new design? Please not a replacement for the C-130!

  2. Brent Burzycki 6 Aug 2015 Reply

    So the c130 replacement was the c17…but this is an interesting idea related to the now much more popular composites being used. Molding or growing aircraft is the future…

  3. And that's why we have the Hercules-J because the C-17 did such a great job of replacing the Hercules. hahaha.

  4. That is a good looking plane, though. Maybe if it reaches production it'll get the designation C-47. I'd like to see a plane worthy of that.

  5. Ubbe Fr 6 Aug 2015 Reply

    +Timothy Baskett No, it's not a new design. The X-55 is a Dornier 328 partially remanufactured. Not even a prototype for anything, just technology.
    +Brent Burzycki The planned C-130 replacement was either YC-14 or YC-15.

  6. Anca Antonie 6 Aug 2015 Reply

    Beautiful Brent

  7. Brent Burzycki 6 Aug 2015 Reply

    +Ubbe Fr​ ok but that was 20 years ago… And technically the c17 replaced the c141… And really the c130 has not been replaced and hopefully we will get something new but seeing the time most of these airframes are over 50 years old and still going we might never get new planes with the invention of unmanned aircraft.

  8. I'm pretty sure any new transport aircraft will be manned.

  9. +Timothy Baskett I think that's too small to replace the C-130

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