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View Diary: Air-Minded: the C-130 Replacement that Wasn't (114 comments)

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    terabytes, xaxnar, DaveinBremerton

    That attribute is a huge reason why they are used as the workhorse of arctic service [north and south].  Landing and takeoff from some of the places near the poles is tough but instant power when things go screwy is a big help.

    For example see post below this one.

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