First got here the jeep. Then, the Humvee. And now the navy is contemplating commercially developed, electrical “flying vehicles” for battlefield functions, comparable to cargo supply and rescuing troops. However previous to that comes the sensible query: Can these automobiles be transported in a cargo plane?


The Air Drive got down to show {that a} flying automobile could possibly be transported utilizing comparatively small navy plane with minimal gear.

(Air Nationwide Guard Workers Sgt. Sean Kornegay)

In late March, specialists from the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Drive Base discovered find out how to pack a LIFT Hexa car aboard an HC-130J Fight King II for a flight from Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in Ohio to Austin-Bergstrom Worldwide Airport in Texas. The loading course of—which included detaching the motors—took round 40 minutes, however the Air Drive is assured they’ll get that point down to fifteen minutes. C-130J cargo plane may carry 5 or 6 LIFT Hexa automobiles at a time.

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