- Mar 25, 2016
The US is planning to get militarized versions of more 747 which it already uses and 777 version for military cargoes. They are currently concentrating on KC46, refueler based on 767 version and use that as future middle level cargo planes. Whether that will be as rugged as C17 we don’t know that. But the world is moving towards civilian models to be used as military models for maintenance purposes.There are no heavy lifters in production anymore!! Last aircraft in commercial production was C17. I guess A400 will provide some better capability when we finally retire IL76 or maybe convert it into tankers. In heavy category we would have to be content with 11 C17 for the faceable future!!