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

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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128 resin parts

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Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 361 mm

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Length 368 mm

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Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$18

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

Extra decal

US$2.00

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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.

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Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

To performed heavy lift cargo operations for the 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 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

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