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The U.S. Air Force/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is designed to fulfill airlift needs well into the next century - carrying large combat equipment and troops or humanitarian aid across international distances directly to small austere airfields anywhere in the world.

General Characteristics

Primary Function: Cargo and troop transport
Prime Contractor: Boeing Company
Power Plant: 4 Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines
Thrust: 40,440 pounds, each engine
Speed: 450 knots at 28,000 feet
(8,534 meters) (Mach .74)
Service Ceiling: 45,000 feet at cruising speed
(13,716 meters)
Range: Global with in-flight refueling
Crew: 3 (2 pilots; 1 loadmaster)
Maximum Peacetime
Takeoff Weight:
585,000 pounds (265,352 kilograms)
Load: - 102 troops/paratroops; 48 litter and 54 ambulatory patients   and attendants;
- 170,900 pounds (77,519 kilograms) of cargo (18 pallet positions)
Unit Cost Development: $237 million (2007)

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