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 C-17 Globemaster 3
BOEING CC-177 Globemaster III
BOEING Globemaster 3
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS C-17 Globemaster 3
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS 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: 
51.80 m
Length: 
53.00 m
Height: 
16.80 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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