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C-17 Globemaster III

The 2019 New York Int’l Air Show will feature a C-17 Globemaster III on ground display inside the 26 acre event site on August 24-25 at NY Stewart International Airport! The aircraft will be provided by the 105th Airlift Wing based at Stewart Air National Guard Base, the “Home wing” of the New York Int’l Air Show.... View Article


C-17 Globemaster III

The 2019 New York Int’l Air Show will feature a C-17 Globemaster III on ground display inside the 26 acre event site on August 24-25 at NY Stewart International Airport! The aircraft will be provided by the 105th Airlift Wing based at Stewart Air National Guard Base, the “Home wing” of the New York Int’l Air Show.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

C-17 Globemaster III


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