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Bombardier CC-204 Stingray

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The Bombardier CC-204 Stingray is the military transport version of the Bombardier Stingray airliner. The Stingray carries a massive 342,500 pounds of cargo and is equipped with four of the Rolls-Royce Trent 500 turbofans. The Stingray has a length of 60.8 meters and wingspan of 83.4 meters. The airliner version is capable of holding 825 passengers and 335,000 pounds of cargo.

It first flew in December 2026, and the beastly thing proved to be highly effective. Western Electric's work on interior fittings for the aircraft and electronics for it helped the project along immensely. Bombardier quickly divided the program into two once flying - the airline version and the military version. The military version benefitted from the work that was being done to make the WA Series, and focused on the installation of military fittings. The military version had much tougher landing gear (which also could kneel, similar to the C-5), double-shielded electronics, a tougher structure and full loading systems, including opening doors in the front and two rear ramps, allowing loading from either end of the aircraft. The first full-military version flew for the first time in September 2027, and showed its prowess. Entering service with the CF in 2029, Bombardier rated the Stingray, which carried the CF designation CC-204, at a maximum carrying capacity of a whopping 342,500 lbs - twice the C-17, and able to lift four CF Leopard 2 tanks at one time, assuming they had been properly positioned on the aircraft. Eventually, nine CC-204s entered service with the CF, while 52 CC-204s were assembled by Boeing IDS for the United States Air Force. The Stingray would also be exported to a number of countries, including Australia, Brazil, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, South Africa and Great Britain.

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  • Australia
    • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Brazil
    • Brazilian Air Force
  • Canada
    • Royal Canadian Air Force
  • India
    • Indian Air Force
  • Iran
    • Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
  • Japan
    • Japan Air Self-Defense Force
  • Korea
    • Republic of Korea Air Force
  • South Africa
    • South African Air Force
  • United Kingdom
    • Royal Air Force
  • United States
    • United States Air Force
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