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A380 as Airforce One?

#2
Tax_Tw-t said:
Highly unlikely, but here you go:
http://www.flightglobal.com/article...ce-one-and-potentially-a-c-5-replacement.html

Most likely it's just USAF keeping Boeing honest by threatening them: "Well, Marine 1's not American either, do you see huge protests?..."


(The idea of an A380F as a replacement for the C5 is even less plausible)
LOL. Impossible. It would be a major humiliation for the Yanks. Aren't bits of it made in FRANCE? Imagine what would have happened at the time of 'Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys' and 'Freedom Fries'. Bush would have had to travel by Cessna. Or face impeachment.
 
#3
Can you imagine the faces of the Airbus execs who got "tasked" with the job of making the presentations to USAF AMC? Talk about being rubber-d1cked with a job!
 
#5
I like the idea of the US President turning up at international conferences in a poxy Boeing, and being trumped and (literally) dwarfed by other heads of state in A380s. This possibility will already be causing wailing, gnashing of teeth and a cascade of memos in Whitehouse pointy-head circles.

8)
 
#6
Oh, and the Frogs will already be buying up parking space at strategic international airports so Airforce One must always be parked next to their President's A380.

:lol:
 
#8
:D The A380 is not proven yet, the 747 is well and truly solid, why have a big soft target, 747 spares are available all over the world :lol: :D :D :D :D
 
#15
I fly the Robbo 44 and with regard to the post, look at European based manufacturers taking a foothold in the Pentagon

1) VH-71 Kestrel (i.e AgustaWestland AW101)

2) KC-45

Though the latter is having trouble at the mo;)
 
#16
Tax_Tw-t said:
Can you imagine the faces of the Airbus execs who got "tasked" with the job of making the presentations to USAF AMC? Talk about being rubber-d1cked with a job!
free trip to the states and you can take 5minutes on the presentation as y even if it came full of hookers and cargo hold full of cocaine they still wont buy it .

Still think our pm should have had concorde as personal jet nothing could have topped it in the willy waving stakes .
 
#18
woody said:
Tax_Tw-t said:
Can you imagine the faces of the Airbus execs who got "tasked" with the job of making the presentations to USAF AMC? Talk about being rubber-d1cked with a job!
free trip to the states and you can take 5minutes on the presentation as y even if it came full of hookers and cargo hold full of cocaine they still wont buy it .

Still think our pm should have had concorde as personal jet nothing could have topped it in the willy waving stakes .
Agreed, as long as it was never Bliar or the current tw*t.

They should be flown in Mitsubishi Zero's, piloted by "The Divine Wind" straight into the Whitehouse.
 
#19
Tax_Tw-t said:
Can you imagine the faces of the Airbus execs who got "tasked" with the job of making the presentations to USAF AMC? Talk about being rubber-d1cked with a job!
I looks like Airbus may get the tanker contract, so who knows. The president of Airbus North America, Barry Eccleston, is British. A top bloke.
 
#20
One should remember that the commander of AMC at the time of the request was General Schwartz who is now the new AF Chief of Staff. He should have some clout.

However Boeing HQ is in Chicago and most manufacturing is done in Washington state. All the Senators and most of the Congressmen from these states are Democrats. You may have heard of the junior Senator from Illinois, Barrack H. Obama. They will have more clout.
 

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