Watch Rep Norm Dicks call the A330 a “big, monstrous aircraft”

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2 Responses to Watch Rep Norm Dicks call the A330 a “big, monstrous aircraft”

  1. Blu Yonder 13 July, 2008 at 8:48 pm #

    His name says it all, no wonder the US of A is in such a state!

    Hilarious!.

  2. John S. 15 July, 2008 at 4:03 am #

    Not that I agree with the Right Honorable Mr. Dicks, but I found it interesting that the KC-45A is larger than both the KC-10 and B-52 in both length and wingspan, and within one foot of the KC-10′s height.

    B-52:
    Wingspan: 185 ft 0 in (56.4 m)
    Length: 159 ft 4 in (48.5 m)
    Height: 40 ft 8 in (12.4 m)

    KC-10:
    Wingspan: 165 ft 4.5 in (50 m)
    Length: 181 ft 7 in (54.4 m)
    Height: 58 ft 1 in (17.4 m)

    KC-45A:
    Wingspan: 197 ft 10 in (60.3 m)
    Length: 192 ft 11 in (58.8 m)
    Height: 57 ft 1 in (17.4 m)

    So if you ignore minor details like MTOW, payload, fuel offload, etc., it’s easy to see how a layman might come to the conclusion that the KC-45A is something other than a medium tanker.

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