C-17 Globe-master Capabilities and Spec's

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Post  bassace08 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:41 pm

The Boeing C-17 Globe-master III is capable of rapid strategic
delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases, or directly to
forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft is also able to
perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions when required. The
inherent flexibility and performance characteristics of the C-17
force improves the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill
the worldwide air mobility requirements.

In 1998, eight C-17s completed the longest airdrop mission in history,
flying more than 8,000 nautical miles from the United States to Central Asia,
dropping troops and equipment after more than 19 hours in the air, a feat
repeated in 2000.

The C-17 incorporates many of the military jet transport standards — a
high-set wing (swept 25 degrees), T-tail, rear cargo-loading assembly and
heavy-duty retractable landing gear with fuselage blister fairings. The aircraft
also features a state-of-the-art "glass cockpit" (with four multi-function displays
and a HUD for each pilot), a GEC fly-by-wire control system (featuring a stick rather
than the conventional yoke), four high-performance turbofan engines, an advanced supercritical
wing section, winglets, and a "blown-flap" system. Maximum use has been made of off-the-shelf
and commercial equipment, including Air Force-standardized avionics.
The aircraft is operated by a crew of three (pilot, co-pilot and loadmaster).

With a payload of 160,000 pounds, the C-17 can take off from a 7,600-foot airfield,
fly 2,400 nautical miles, land on a small austere
airfield in 3,000 feet or less. It can be refueled in flight.

Capacity: 18 fully-loaded 463L-type cargo pallets (88" x 108" @ 10,000 pound (4,536kg) capacity);
up to 40 containers for Container Delivery System (CDS) airdrops; 102 troops; 48 litter and 54
ambulatory patients and attendants; three AH-64A Apache helicopters; one main battle tank;
three Bradley armored vehicles.

The C-17 is powered by four fully-reversible Pratt & Whitney PW2040 series turbofans, designated
as F117-PW-100 by the Air Force. Each engine is rated at 40,440 pounds (180kN) of thrust and
employ thrust reversers that direct the flow of air upward and forward to avoid ingestion
of dust and debris.

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Crew: 3: 2 pilots, 1 loadmaster

102 troops with standard center-line seats or
134 troops with palletized seats or
36 litter and 54 ambulatory patients or
Cargo, such as an M1 Abrams tank
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 US gal (134,556 L)

Cruise speed: Mach 0.76 (450 knots, 515 mph, 830 km/h)
Range: 2,420 nmi[92] (2,785 mi, 4,482 km)
Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,716 m)
Max wing loading: 150 lb/ft² (750 kg/m²)
Minimum thrust/weight: 0.277


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