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Globemaster III

McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III

Despite being from a new manufacturer, the modern day bigger brother to the Lockheed C-130 Hercules is the Globemaster III. Designed for delivering heavy loads and achieve STOL performance on semi prepared surfaces the C-17A uses a flap system which enhances engine lift. The Globemaster III made it's first flight on September 15th 1991. Perhaps it will see the success of it's predecessor the Douglas C 124 Globemaster II.

Specifications; Engines (four) Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofans 185.5 kN. (41,700 lbs. st.), Wing Span; 50.29 m. (165' 0"), Length; 53.04 m. (174' 0") Maximum take-off weight; 263,080 kg. (580,000 lbs.), Cruising speed; Mach 0.77, Range; 5,000 km. (3,110 miles) with 71,900 kg (158,500 lbs.) payload. Maximum payload; 78,110 kg. (172,200 lbs.)

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