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C-17 Globemaster III Transport Jets Around Las Vegas
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C-17 Globemaster III Transport Jets are huge cargo aircraft capable of carrying combat-ready military units to any point in the world on short notice and then provide field support to sustain the force. The aircraft has a cargo capacity of 170,900 pounds and cargo compartment dimensions of 12.25 feet high; 18 feet wide; and 88 feet long. The aircraft is operated by a crew of three (pilot, copilot, and load master). Cargo is loaded through a rear door that accommodates vehicles and palletized cargo. Designed to operate on small airfields, the C-17 can land and take off on runways as short as 3,500 feet and turn around on a 90-foot wide airstrip.

C-17 Globemaster III Transport Jets are recognized by their huge size but relatively short body (compare with C-5), and upturned wing tips.

C-17 Globemaster
Nellis Air Show, Aviation Nation 2007
AFRC 55141
Nellis Air Show, Aviation Nation 2008
C-17 Globemaster
ED AF-xx-33121
AMC 0532
AMC 0532, McChord AFB, Olympia, WA (Apr 2010)
AMC 33120
AMC 33120, McChord AFB, Olympia, WA (Apr 2010)
AETC 0001
AETC 0001, Altus AFB, Santa Barbara, CA (Apr 2010)
AETC 0057
AETC 0057, Altus AFB, Santa Barbara, CA (Apr 2010)
AETC 40066
AETC 40066, Altus AFB, Santa Barbara, CA (Apr 2010)
HH 55150
HH 55150, Hickam AFB, Honolulu, HI (Apr 2010)
AK 80051
AK 80051, Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK (Apr 2010)
AK 0073
AK 0073, Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK (Apr 2010)
AMC 0184
AMC 0184, McChord AFB, Olympia, WA (Apr 2010)
AMC 0265
AMC 0265, McChord AFB, Olympia, WA (Apr 2010)
AMC 80053
AMC 80053, McChord AFB, Olympia, WA (Apr 2010)
C-17 Globemaster
Nellis Red Flag 09-1 (Oct 2008)
C-17 Globemaster
Nellis Red Flag 09-1 (Oct 2008)
AFRC 55143
AFRC 55143, March AFB, Riverside, CA (Jul 2010)
AETC 0169
AETC 0169

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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