Downsizing the C-17?

Dennis Sevakis
The C-17 military transport  is a 4 engine workhouse, the newest generation long range small field harsh terrain aircraft. Its maker Boeing propudly proclaims:

The C-17's ability to fly long distances and land in remote airfields in rough, land-locked regions make it a premier transporter for military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.
The assembly line for the C-17 at Long Beach Airport is under threat of shutdown unless new US orders come through, or foreign sales provide work beyond 2010. But some startling pictures of a one-ninth scale model of a C-17 transport can be found here.  

It got me thinking way, way outside the box.

All that's needed are some little mice trained as parachutists. We'll just have to drill them in yelling "Geronimo!" as they exit the rear while airborne. Wouldn't that be cute?

But then the PC Poh-leece would get on the builders' case.

Note that the model says "Royal Air Force." I wonder if this plane is one of the results of the "downsizing" the British military? Talk about budget cuts!

With our rapidly evolving biotechnology perhaps we can breed 1/9-scale people. Now that would be really cute and there wouldn't be any threats from PETA.
The C-17 military transport  is a 4 engine workhouse, the newest generation long range small field harsh terrain aircraft. Its maker Boeing propudly proclaims:

The C-17's ability to fly long distances and land in remote airfields in rough, land-locked regions make it a premier transporter for military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.
The assembly line for the C-17 at Long Beach Airport is under threat of shutdown unless new US orders come through, or foreign sales provide work beyond 2010. But some startling pictures of a one-ninth scale model of a C-17 transport can be found here.  

It got me thinking way, way outside the box.

All that's needed are some little mice trained as parachutists. We'll just have to drill them in yelling "Geronimo!" as they exit the rear while airborne. Wouldn't that be cute?

But then the PC Poh-leece would get on the builders' case.

Note that the model says "Royal Air Force." I wonder if this plane is one of the results of the "downsizing" the British military? Talk about budget cuts!

With our rapidly evolving biotechnology perhaps we can breed 1/9-scale people. Now that would be really cute and there wouldn't be any threats from PETA.