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C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Transport Aircraft

Crew

Three (pilot, co-pilot and loadmaster)

Maiden Flight

September 1991

Introduced

July 1993

Number Built

267 (as of April 2015)

Manufacturer

Boeing Integrated Defence Systems

Operators

US Air Force, Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Canadian Forces

Permanently Installed Sidewall Seating

54 seats, 27 each side, width 18in, spacing 24in centre to centre

Centerline Seats, Stored On-Board

48 seats, eight sets of six back-to-back

Palletised, Ten-Passenger Pallets

80 seats on eight pallets, plus 54 passengers on sidewall seats

Litter (Medical Stretchers) Stations On-Board

Three stations, three litters (stretchers) each

Litter Stations, Additional Kit

Nine additional stations

Total Capability, Contingency

36 litters, 54 ambulatory

Flight Crew

Two

Observer Positions

Two

Instrument Displays

Head-Up Display (HUD), 4 multifunction cathode ray tube displays, and conventional instruments as backup

Navigation System

Digital electronics

Communications

Integrated radio management system

Flight Control

Quad-redundant electronic flight control system with mechanical actuated back-up

Wingspan

169.8ft

Length

174ft

Height at Tail

55.1ft

Fuselage Diameter

22.5ft

Usable Fuel Weight

181,054lb

Engines

Four Pratt and Whitney PW2040 engines, military designation F117-PW-100, thrust 40,440lb each

Cargo Compartment Crew

One loadmaster

Cargo Floor Length

68.2ft

Rap Length

19.8ft

Loadable Width

18ft

Ramp to Ground Angle

Ramp Capacity

40,000lb

Maximum Payload

170,900lb

Maximum Take-Off Gross Weight

585,000lb

Empty Weight

277,000lb

Range, 160,000lb

2,400nm

Cruise Speed

Mach 0.74 to Mach 0.77

Service Ceiling

45,000ft

Ferry Range (Unladen Range)

4,700nm

Take-Off Field Length, at Maximum Gross Weight

7,740ft

Landing Field Length, with 160,000lb of Cargo

3,000ft

Area

3,800ft²

Aspect Ratio

7.165

Wing Sweep Angle

25º

Airfoil Type

Supercritical airfoil

Flaps

Fixed-vane, double-slotted, simple

Winglet Area

35.85ft²

Winglet Span

9.21ft

Winglet Sweep Angle

30º

Winglet Angle

15º from vertical

Horizontal Tail Area

845ft²

Horizontal Tail Span

65ft

Horizontal Tail Aspect Ratio

5.0

Horizontal Tail Sweep

27º

Pallets

Nine 463L plus two on the ramp

Single Load Airdrop

60,000lb platform

Airdrop Sequential Loads

110,000lb, 60ft of platforms

Cargo Handling System

18 463l pallets, including four on the ramp

Combat Offload

All pallets from aerial delivery or cargo handling system

Main Landing Gear

Twin-strut tandem, three wheels each strut per side of aircraft

Width Outside to Outside

33.7ft

Tyres

50 x 21-20

Nose Landing Gear

Dual wheels

Tyres

40 x 1 S.5-16

Wheelbase

65.8ft

LAIRCM System

Northrop Grumman

Central Processing Computer

Lockheed Martin

Data Management Computer

Hamilton Sundstrand

Air Data Computers

Honeywell
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