The Spanloader Advanced Transport Concept 750616

Utilizing the background acquired in the development of the C-130, C-141, and C-5 aircraft, the Lockheed-Georgia Company has maintained a continuing effort in the conceptual and preliminary design of advanced transport configurations with the overall objectives of improving the efficiency and flexibility of aircraft as cargo carriers. Of a variety of innovative design concepts incorporating technology advances in all applicable areas, the Spanloader concept is one of the most promising for future heavy logistics aircraft. This paper presents a description of the Spanloader design concept, performance characteristics, and mission flexibility. Alternate designs are presented including the use of hydrogen fuel and nuclear propulsion.


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