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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Official Designation C-17A Globemaster III
Unofficial Nicknames Barney, Moose, Mighty Mouse, Buddah
Primary Role Strategic airlift
Secondary Roles Tactical airlift, special operations, aeromedical evac
National Origin USA
Original Contractor McDonnell Douglas Corp.
Current Contractor The Boeing Company
Operator United States Air Force, British Royal Air Force
Wingspan 169 feet, 10 inches (51.75m)
Winglet Span 9 feet, 4 inches (2.80m)
Length 174 feet (53.04m)
Height at Tail 55 feet (16.76m)
Stabilizer Span 65 feet (19.81m)
Cargo Hold Length: 88 feet (26.82m) including aft ramp;
Width: 18 feet (5.49m);
Height: 12 feet, 4 inches (3.72m) forward of the wing;
Height: 13 feet, 6 inches (4.11m) aft of the wing
Armament None
Engines Four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofans
Thrust 44,400 pounds (180kN) per engine
Cruise Speed 540 mph (869km/h; Mach 0.73)
Max Speed 570 mph (917km/h; Mach 0.77)
Range 4,700 nm (8,704km) without cargo; Unlimited with inflight refueling
Service Ceiling 45,000 feet (13,716m)
Operating Weight 276,000 pounds (125,192kg)
Fuel Capacity 181,054 pounds (28,000 gallons)
Max Payload 169,000 pounds (76,657kg)
Number of 463L Pallets 18
Number of Seats 54 sidewall seats (27 on each side);
48 centerline seats (8 sets of six, back-to-back);
Palletized seat kit installed
100 seats on 10 pallets
Max Takeoff Weight 585,000 pounds (265,352kg)
Takeoff/Landing Distances 7,740 feet (2,359m) at max gross weight;
3,000 feet (914.4m) with 160,000 pound (72,575kg) load
Basic Crew Three (pilot, co-pilot, loadmaster)
Date Deployed June 1993
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