Jansen Posted September 24, 2010 Share Posted September 24, 2010 Can somebody verify this? Apparently the J-model uses a center wing box similar to the 1990s era H model Hercules. However, the new Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 engines create a lot more stress, so Lockheed Martin improved the CWB and started installing them in all new production Herks in FY 2009. They supposedly have a higher EBH as well (80k vs 60k). There was supposedly an offer of two early aircraft to Canada in 2009, but those were turned down because they would not match to the other 15 on order. The Canadian Forces instead waited until June for their first two aircraft, which used the new CWB. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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