The YC-15 was McDonnell Douglas' entrant into the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Medium STOL Transport (AMST) competition, to replace the C-130 Hercules as the USAF's standard STOL tactical transport. In the end neither the YC-15 nor Boeing YC-14 was ordered into production, although the YC-15's basic design would be used to form the successful McDonnell Douglas C-17 of the 1990s.
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By: Trooper111


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@ 2008-04-27 05:34:58
Same plane as, but captured in a different parking birth. Nice find.
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@ 2008-04-28 11:21:42
So it isn't the C-17 prototype, it is the YC-15 prototype. Technically it isn't a 'current' prototype but since it is a one of a kind prototype and Lockheed is obviously using it as a test bed it is a good submission for the contest. I've updated the title and description.
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@ 2008-04-28 11:39:48
Thanks, I have another prototype but cannot find "picture" of it so i did not submit it.... But it's a prototype of the F-117... Would that count.