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Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

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2nd November 2019
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Aircraft Data

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward bases anywhere in the world and is also capable of performing tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions.

The C-17 can take off and land on runways as short as 3,500 feet. Primary users are the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, Canadian Forces and the Royal Australian Air Force

Summary data for Boeing C-17 Globemaster III -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United States19912302243n/a


4 x Pratt & Whitney PW2000 (41700 lbf) turbofan engines.


Dimensions for Boeing C-17 Globemaster III -
Length174 ft. 0 in.
Wing Span169 ft. 8 in.
Height55 ft. 8 in.
Empty Weight282,500 lbs.
Max Weight585,000 lbs.


Performance of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III -
Max Speed450 kts
Cruise Speed400 kts
Ceiling45,000 ft.
Normal Range2,200nm
Max Range2,420nm

Updated 4th June 2011

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