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#AA-4004   1/144 scale  Boeing C-17 GlobeMaster III  Royal Air Force markings


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features


128 resin parts


Clear resin canopies, decal


Span 361 mm


Length 368 mm


Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$18

Each model kit contents one set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal



Aircraft History and Specification

In 1980, the USAF found some of the C-141s had major structural problems as a result of heavy use. In response, McDonnell Douglas elected to develop a new aircraft using the YC-15 as the basis. McDonnell Douglas won the contract to build its proposed aircraft, by then designated the C-17A Globemaster III. Development problems and limited funding caused delays until the late 1980s. By the mid-1990s, most of the problems had been resolved. The first C-17 squadron was declared operational by the U.S. Air Force in January 1995. In 1997 McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing. The US DoD and Boeing are considering further follow-on orders to take total 222 aircraft by 2010. In 2000, the UK Defence Secretary announced that the RAF would lease four C-17s for giving the RAF true strategic capabilities. The first C-17 was delivered to the RAF in 2001. In RAF service the C-17 has not been given an official designation due to its leased status, but is referred to simply as the C-17.










Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

To performed heavy lift cargo operations for the military




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

500 mph


102 troops / 170,900 pounds of cargo


Model References

The RAF C-17 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 British early jets as bonus:

The RAF Boeing  C-17 GlobeMaster III is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern strategic transport aircraft

Antonov An-22 Cock

Boeing C-17 GlobeMaster III

Douglas C-124 GlobeMaster II

Douglas C-133 CargoMaster

Kawaski C-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter

Ilyushin Il-76 Candid

Shorts Belfast C.1

Transall C-160

Royal Air Force heavy transport airplane

Avro York

Blackburn Beverley

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

Handley Page Hastings

Lockheed Hercules

Short Belfast