Sealift 04: Cargo 747s Better than BS HSS

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  • 1. Unused civilian cargo 747s leased/modified at $10 million each with RO/RO VSramps, 463L pallets as second floor for tracked vehicles can transport: 420-569 troops or 6 x M113A3 Gavins or 21 x Wiesel 2 AFVswww.corazon.com/747specsheet.htmlThe 747-400 can carry more than 57,000 gallons of fuel (215,745 L). Thismakes it possible for the airplane to fly extremely long routes, such asbetween San Francisco and Sydney. The 3,300 gallons (12,490 liters) of fuelcarried in a tank in the horizontal (tail) stabilizer can take the 747-400 anextra 400 miles.8,290 miles @ 500 mph OVER sea mines, submarines, naval blockades,missiles = one-day direct-delivery to TSBEnergy cost: 57, 000 gallons of fuel, If jet fuel is $1 a gallon; $57,000 totalfuel costhttp://biz.yahoo.com/e/000802/luv.html"The average price paid for jet fuel in 2000 was $.7995 per gallon compared to $.4192 in 1999, including the effectsof hedging activities."