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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

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A C-17 Globemaster III of 429 Squadron RCAF performs a touch and go at Mountain View on April 25th, 2012.
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries 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 strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop duties.

Boeing, which merged with McDonnell Douglas in the 1990s, continues to manufacture C-17s for export customers following the end of deliveries to the U.S. Air Force. The C-17 is operated by the U.S. Air Force, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Iran, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the NATO Heavy Lift Air Wing.


  • Australia
    • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Canada
    • Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Denmark
    • Royal Danish Air Force
  • Germany
    • Luftwaffe
  • India
    • Indian Air Force
  • Iran
    • Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
  • Republic of Korea
    • Republic of Korea Air Force
  • New Zealand
    • Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Qatar
    • Qatar Emiri Air Force
  • South Africa
    • South African Air Force
  • United Arab Emirates
    • United Arab Emirates Air Force
  • United Kingdom
    • Royal Air Force
  • United States
    • United States Air Force
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