C17

BOEING C-17 Globemaster 3

Aircraft
Name
C-17 Globemaster 3
Manufacturer
Body
Wide
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
High wing (winglets)
Tail
T-tail
WTC
H
APC
B
Type Code
L4J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
BOEING CC-177 Globemaster III
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Globemaster 3
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS C-17 Globemaster 3
BOEING Globemaster 3
BOEING C-17 Globemaster 3

C17

Long range heavy cargo transporter. In service since 1992. Designed to replace the LOCKHEED C-141. KC-17 tanker to replace USAF KC-135.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
51.80 m
Length (metric)
53.00 m
Height (metric)
16.80 m
Powerplant

4 x 185 kN P&W PW2040 (USAF: F117-PW-100) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
Pratt & Whitney PW2000
Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
125 kts
Distance
2360 m
MTOW
265350 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
145 kts
ROC
2000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
300 kts
ROC
1500
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
300 kts
ROC
1500 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.74
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
460 kts
MACH
0.76
Ceiling
450
Range
5000 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.76
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
300 kts
ROD
3000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
230 kts
MCS
n/a
ROD
1500 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
115 kts
Distance
915 m

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