Heavy airlift by C-17A Globemaster III

The C-17A Globemaster III provides Air Force with an unprecedented capacity for air lift.

Capable of carrying up to 70 tonnes, the C-17A Globemaster can carry an Abrams main battle tank, or four Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles, or three Black Hawk helicopters, or be converted to aero-medical evacuation capacity.

Based at RAAF Base Amberley, the six C-17A Globemasters provide the backbone of the air link for Operation SLIPPER. Capable of landing on dirt air strips as short as 3,500 feet, it carries supplies, logistics and personnel between Australia and the Middle East.

Specifications

MANUFACTURER: Boeing
ROLE: Heavy Airlifter
ENGINES: Four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100
AIRFRAME LENGTH: 53 m
AIRFRAME HEIGHT: 16.8 m
WINGSPAN: 51.8 m
WEIGHT: 265,352 kg (max)

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