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Specifications
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transport
three
GE CF6-50D
2 x 51,000 lbs ea.
131 ft. 8 in.
129 ft.
117,500 lbs.
251,000 lbs.
81,000 lbs.
150 troops
less than 2,000 ft.
less than 2,000 ft.
450 mph
500 mph
6,350 fpm
45,000 feet
3,200 miles
8/9/78




Boeing YC-14
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The Boeing YC-14 was an experimental cargo transport. It was equipped with the most efficient powered lift system to enable STOL ever developed in an aircraft.

The YC-14 was produced in response to the United States Air Force requirements for an Advanced Medium Short Take-off and Landing Transport (AMST) that would be jet powered. Two were built.

The transports were designed to use existing engines and incorporate a "Coanda Effect" (the maximization of pressure on a curved surface symetrically bulging outward). The end results was an aircraft that would be able to lift large amounts of weight in relatively short distances while taking off and landing.

Although the Boeing YC-14 test aircraft performed beyond expectations, lack of funding ended the project.


Boeing YC-14
Boeing YC-14 from front.


Boeing YC-14
Boeing YC-14 from side.


Boeing YC-14
Boeing YC-14 from rear.