1/72 scale Boeing (McDonnell-Douglas) C-17 GlobeMaster - Tacticak Transport

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#AA-2071   1/72 scale  McDonnell-Douglas C-17 GlobeMaster III  U.S.A.F. newest airlifter

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

84 resin / 14 metal parts

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Clear-cast canopy & Decal

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Span 722 mm

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Length 736 mm

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Unit price: US$188

Shipping charge: US$35

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1980, the USAF found some of the C-141 that had major structural problems as a result of heavy use. McDonnell Douglas proposed to develop a new aircraft using more powerful engines and increased size. In 1981, McDonnell Douglas won the contract to build its proposed aircraft, by then designated the C-17A Globemaster III. The C-17 program had many early technical difficulties and management problems. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, McDonnell Douglas was consistently behind schedule and over budget on the program. It maiden flight was on 1991. During flight-tests, the C-17s set 22 world aviation records. The C-17 evaluation program finally completed in 1995. The first C-17 squadron was declared operational by the Air Force in the same year. Two years later McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing.

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Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

To performed heavy lift cargo operations for the US military

170ft.9in.

173ft.11in.

55ft.1in.

4x Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engine

500 mph

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102 troops / 170,900 pounds of cargo

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Model References

The McDonnell-Douglas C-17 GlobeMaster is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern U.S. Transport aircraft

Grumman C-1A Trader

Grumman C-2A Greyhound

Martin VC-3A

Grumman C-4A Academe

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

Beech VC-6A

DeHavilland Canada C-7A Caribou

DeHavilland Canada C-8A Buffalo

Douglas C-9 Nightingale

McDonnell-Douglas KC-10 Extender

Gulfstream VC-11A

Beech C-12 Huron

Boeing YC-14

McDonnell-Douglas YC-15

Cessna C-16 Caravan

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 GlobeMaster III

Boeing EC-18

Boeing C-19

Gulfstream C-20A

Gates Learjet C-21A

Boeing C-22B

Short C-23A Sherpa

Douglas EC-24A

Boeing VC-25A Air Force one

Fairchild C-26A

Alenia C-27A

Cessna C-28 Titan

British Aerospace C-29A

Fokker C-31A Golden Knights

Boeing C-32A

Boeing C-33 (C-5D)

Cessna UC-35A

Boeing YFC-36A (YAL-1A)

Gulfstream C-37A

Galaxy Aerospace C-38A

Boeing C-40A

CASA C-41A

Douglas GlobeMaster Series

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 Globemaster III

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Modern U.S. strategic heavy airlifter

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 Globemaster III