C-17 Globemaster III

The 2020 OC Air Show will feature a C-17 GlobeMaster III multi-pass capabilities demonstration by the 436th Airlift Wing out of Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday, August 15th!   The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of... View Article


The 2020 OC Air Show will feature a C-17 GlobeMaster III multi-pass capabilities demonstration by the 436th Airlift Wing out of Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday, August 15th!

 

The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.

 

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The C-17 measures 174 feet long with a wingspan of 170 feet and is powered by four, fully reversible Pratt and Whitney F117 engines. Its cruise speed is approximately 450 knots and it has a range of 2,400 nautical miles without refueling. Maximum payload capacity of the C-17 is 170,900 pounds and its maximum gross takeoff weight is 585,000 pounds. The C-17 is designed to airdrop 102 paratroopers and equipment. The design of the aircraft allows it to operate from small airfields. The C-17 can take off and land on runways as short as 3,500 feet and only 90 feet wide. Even on such narrow runways, the C-17 can turn around using a three-point star turn and its backing capability.

 

The C-17 made its maiden flight on Sept. 15, 1991, and the first production aircraft was delivered to Charleston Air Force Base on June 14, 1993. The first squadron of C-17s, the 17th Airlift Squadron, was declared operationally ready Jan. 17, 1995. The Air Force originally planned to buy 120 C-17s but have increased the total number to 223 aircraft.

 

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C-17 GlobeMatser III Demo


  1. Charles Veirs says:

    I was in the Air Force in the 60’s I saw the C-1 Air Galaxy when it came out. I would love to see the C-17 Global mastered.

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