US Air Force C-17 By Ric Loek https://www.facebook.com/groups/136869273138280/
The C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft, built and designed by McDonnell Douglas and now built by Boeing, production is due to end by 2015 due to no new orders.
The C-17 mainly preforms strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo all around the world. The C-17 is named after two previous Douglas aircraft the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster III.
It was first designed for the US Air Force in the 1980s and 1990s but is also used by many other nations, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, QATAR, United Arab Emirates, NATO Heavy lift air wing, India and Kuwait.
Purpose: Tactical Airlifter
First Flight: 15 September 1991
Introduction: 17 January 1995
Status: In Service
Number Built: 264 as of early 2014
Unit Cost: US $ 218 Million