Opinion: Time Is Right For New Airlifter

Boeing C-17 silhouette at sunset
Boeing’s C-17 was designed in a time of unfettered access to U.S. bases around the globe.
Credit: U.S. Air Force

In late 1944, the U.S. military issued bid requests for a new, fast bomber with capabilities beyond the Boeing B-29. It was a time of strategic and technological change: the end of World War II, increased advances in jet technology, revelations about German research on swept-wing aircraft and...

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