GarryB wrote:They have similar roles in the sense that they transport cargo and people, but they are not substitutes for each other. ..Over short distances you might be able to use either, but over rather bigger distances you need to pick the right vehicle for the job.
In certain circumstances planes not ideally suited may be pressed to service. The US uses its C-130s within Iraq & Afghanistan (the Afghan AF too has them), but the C-27Js were withdrawn; C-17 & C-5s were used on short flights to/from Afghanistan to move armor,etc. to be shipped in/out by sea:
Why do you expect it to fail?[/quote] To me, its 50-50.
Why do you think if the Il-276 fails that the Tu-330 wont fail too?
It may, but with 2 projects, chances of success of at least 1 r higher. Following ur logic with the IL-476 & Il-276 pair, if the Tu-204s r already flying, the Tu-330 based on them would also succeed.
High wings and T tails remove the risk of door jumping paratroopers from hitting the horizontal tail surface when jumping out the front doors and reduce turbulance for things parachuted out the rear of the aircraft.
I doubt the would use them to drop paratroopers, etc., except in emergencies, esp. not from side doors- to be jet ingested/blasted & possibly die.
An-70 is nowhere near any transport that works, they never got engines to operate up to specs
Pl. post ur sources to the contrary.
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