1/72 scale McDonnell YC-15 - STOL prototype to form the C-17 Globemaster II

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#AA-2126   1/72 scale  McDonnell YC-15  STOL prototype to form the C-17 Globemaster


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features


82 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal


Span 466 mm


Length 524 mm


Unit price: US$168

Shipping charge: US$35

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

Extra decal



Aircraft History and Specification

In 1972, the U.S. Air Force issued the Advanced STOL transport program for a new medium airlifter that capable of operations into battle zones with short, temporary airfields. Two proposals were accepted for construction as the Boeing YC-14 and McDonnell Douglas YC-15 prototypes. McDonnell Douglas's design incorporated a supercritical wing, the result of NASA research. The design team also chose to use externally double-slotted flaps to direct part of the jet exhaust downwards, while the rest of the exhaust passed through the flap and then followed the downward curve due to the Coandă effect. Two YC-15s were built, the first flight was on 26 August 1975. The second prototype followed in December. The Air Force decided it needed a larger transport that would fly to standard, conventional airfields rather than into battle zones. In 1979, the Air Force formally cancelled the AMST program for both the YC-14 and the YC-15. As a result, the C-X program, the C-17 evolved.










Strategic transport

To meet the need for a large STOL cargo aircraft to replace the Lockheed C-130 Hercules




4x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17 turbofan engine

590 mph


150 troops / 270,000 pounds of cargo


Model References

The McDononnell YC-15 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

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Cessna C-16 Caravan

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Gulfstream C-20A

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Douglas EC-24A

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Fairchild C-26A

Alenia C-27A

Cessna C-28 Titan

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Fokker C-31A Golden Knights

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