Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

ICAO aircraft code C17
Manufacturer Boeing
Country United States
New price USD 218 million (2007)

The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft that was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas.

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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
C17
Manufacturer
Boeing
Manufactured
1991 - 2015
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 218 million (2007)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
BAE Systems Avionics , AlliedSignal AN/APS-133(V) weather and mapping radar
Engine:
4x Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100
Turbofan
Power:
40,440 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
450 Kts
833 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
115 Kts
Travel range:
2,420 Nm
4,482 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.07 Nm / gallon
0.034 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
45,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1500 feet / minute
7.62meter / second
Take Off Distance:
2316 meter - 7,598.33 feet
Landing Distance:
914 meter - 2,998.65 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
265,352 Kg
584,995 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
202,721 Kg
446,919 lbs
Max Payload:
77,520 Kg
170,901 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
35,546 gallon
134,556 liter
Baggage Volume:
591.8 m3 / 20,899 ft3

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About the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft that was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries forward the name of two previous piston-engined military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II. The C-17 commonly performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include medical evacuation and airdrop duties. It was designed to replace the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, and also fulfill some of the duties of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.

Boeing, which merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997, continued to manufacture C-17 aircraft after the merger. The transport is in service with the USAF along with air arms of India, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and the Europe-based multilateral organization Heavy Airlift Wing. The final C-17 was completed at the Long Beach, California plant and flown on 29 November 2015.

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