The C-17 cargo plane production problems
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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • C-17 (Jet transport)

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Edition Notes

Other titlesC seventeen cargo plane production problems.
Statementby James P. Wootten.
SeriesCRS issue brief -- IB93041., Issue brief (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- IB93041., Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1993, 93-IB-93041.
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p.
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16343816M

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