TITLE

The Afghan Express

AUTHOR(S)
Arana-Barradas, Louis A.
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Airman;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes the preparation of U.S. armed force to attack on Iraq. The huge cargo plane had flown nine hours from Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, to reach Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. It landed at 4 a.m. and deposited a dozen soldiers, pallets of supplies and several vehicles. As it sat on the pitch-black taxiway with engines running a ground crew drained 50,000 pounds of fuel from an extra fuel tank on this version of the plane. According to a soldier C-17 Globemaster III airlifter is the backbone of the Afghan Express.
ACCESSION #
18265359

 

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