The history of civil versions of military jet airlifters is not encouraging. The idea of building rear-loading freighters for commercial operators seems to occur to every company that develops such aircraft for an air force. What does not occur is great success. The high cost of a new jet airlifter is hard to justify, especially when cheap ex-military or ex-Soviet aircraft can do the job. Their hourly operating costs are high, but airlifters do not fly as intensively as passenger ...

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