Watch: Air Force 'Extra Large' - The Supermassive Boeing Pelican

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The Boeing Pelican is one of the most peculiar aircraft you've never heard of. An enormous transporter plane that took influence from the flying abilities of the bird it's named after, the Pelican was intended to be able to carry entire army battalions to the front lines within 96 hours! It would achieve this incredible carrying capacity by using the ground effect, cruising close to the water to fly as efficiently as possible. Intended to be in service at some point during the 2020s or 2030s, it eventually ended up being cancelled without any kind of announcement or fanfare. Why? That's the question this video by Found & Explained attempts to answer.

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