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#AA-4005b   1/144 scale  Boeing C-17B Advanced Globemaster III  Next generation of C-17

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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170 resin parts +

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$16.00

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 production model was delivered to Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina in 1993. The first squadron of C-17s was declared operationally ready in 1995. In 1997 McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing. The US DoD and Boeing are considering further follow-on orders. In 1998, Boeing proposed upgrade package for transforming the C-17A into a true tactical airlifter, the C-17B. The package included higher thrust engines, double-slotted flaps, adding centre main landing gear, engine / landing control systems and major software upgrades.

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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 Boeing C-17B package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. transport airplanes as bonus:

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