What type of aircraft is a C-17?

What type of aircraft is a C-17?

17 Globemaster III
The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft that was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas.

How many c17 IAF has?

11 C-17
Today the IAF has a fleet of 11 C-17 Globemaster IIIs, in 2019; the 11th C-17 was inducted. With 11 in its fleet, outside the US, India became the biggest operator of these aircraft in the world.

How many C-17 Globemasters are there in India?

11 C-17 Globemaster IIIs
The Indian Air Force has a fleet of 11 C-17 Globemaster IIIs. Boeing has also established an in-country C-17 simulator training center which has completed thousands of training hours for aircrews and loadmasters.

Whats larger C 5 or C-17?

The giant C-5 Galaxy is the only other jet transport in the joint airlift fleet, and each one can carry about 50 more tons per flight than a C-17. Prime contractor Lockheed claims that simply by modernizing the existing fleet of C-5s, the government can increase its airlift capacity by the equivalent of 24 C-17s.

How much do C-17 pilots make?

Narrator: The average salary of a C-17 pilot stationed at Travis Air Force Base is around $117,000, and the typical tour is about three years.

Where are C 17s stationed?

The Air Force Reserve Command operates C-17s at March Air Reserve Base, California, and Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.

When did India buy C-17?

India bought 10 in 2011 but wanted to buy more The IAF had in 2009 selected the C-17s for its ‘Very Heavy Lift Transport Aircraft’ requirement. A contract was finally signed in 2011 for the purchase of 10 C-17 Globemaster III under a $4.1 billion deal.

What is the difference between a C5 and C-17?

First and most obvious is the upturned winglets on C17. Second is the C5 is larger, taller and longer. They do have a similar planform, both are high wing, 4 engine, T-tail aircraft. The biggest difference which is not noticeable in pictures are their size; the C5 is much larger.

How many tanks can a C-17 carry?

C-17 Technical Specifications

Wing Span 51.74 m (169.8 ft.)
Payload Options 18 x 463L pallets 188 Passengers (9 seat pallets + sidewall seats) 102 Paratroopers + 8 Equipment Bundles 3 x Combat-ready Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicles 1 x M-1 Main Battle Tank 2 x UH-60 Utility Helicopters

What can the C-17 carry?

The C-17 is designed to airdrop 102 paratroopers with their accompanying equipment. Maximum payload capacity of the C-17 is 170,900 pounds (77,519 kilograms), and its maximum gross takeoff weight is 585,000 pounds (265,352 kilograms).