Boeing C-17A Globemaster III Royal Air Force ZZ172
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III Royal Air Force ZZ172
  Boeing C-17A Globemaster III Royal Air Force ZZ172  
 

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3: 2 pilots, 1 loadmaster

  • Capacity:
     

    • 102 paratroopers or

    • 134 troops with palletized and sidewall seats or

    • 54 troops with sidewall seats (allows 13 cargo pallets) only or

    • 36 litter and 54 ambulatory patients and medical attendants or

    • Cargo, such as an M1 Abrams tank, three Strykers, or six M1117 Armored Security Vehicles

  • Payload: 170,900 lb (77,519 kg) of cargo distributed at max over 18 463L master pallets or a mix of palletized cargo and vehicles

  • Length: 174 ft (53 m)

  • Wingspan: 169.8 ft (51.75 m)

  • Height: 55.1 ft (16.8 m)

  • Wing area: 3,800 ft² (353 m²)

  • Empty weight: 282,500 lb (128,100 kg)

  • Max. takeoff weight: 585,000 lb (265,350 kg)

  • Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofans, 40,440 lbf (180 kN) each

  • Fuel capacity: 35,546 U.S. gal (134,556 L)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.74 (450 knots, 515 mph, 830 km/h)

  • Range: 2,420 nmi (2,785 mi, 4,482 km); 5,610 nmi (10,390 km) with paratroopers

  • Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,716 m)

  • Max. wing loading: 150 lb/ft² (750 kg/m²)

  • Minimum thrust/weight: 0.277

  • Takeoff run at MTOW: 7,600 ft (2,316 m)

  • Landing distance: 3,500 ft (1,060 m)

 

 
 
Role Strategic/tactical airlifter
National origin United States
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas / Boeing
First flight 15 September 1991
Introduction 17 January 1995
Status In service
Primary users United States Air Force
Royal Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
Indian Air Force
Produced 1991–present
Number built 250 as of December 2012
Unit cost
US$218 million (flyaway cost for FY2007)
Developed from McDonnell Douglas YC-15

 

 
     
     

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