Posted November 5, 2015 10:00 am by Comments

By Donald J. Mihalek

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<div data-cycle-hash="twnd15-c17-lead" data-cycle-desc="The Jedi II, one of the USAF's C-17 Globemaster III air lifters, sits on the tarmac at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. C-17s commonly transport troops and cargo throughout the world." data-cycle-overlay-template="{{desc}}“>

<div data-cycle-hash="twnd15-c17-cockpit" data-cycle-desc="Here you can see the Jedi 11's cockpit, where both pilots must keep an eye on several gauges and controls to keep
the C-17 Globemaster III in flight." data-cycle-overlay-template="{{desc}}“>

<div data-cycle-hash="twnd15-c17-counter" data-cycle-desc="The C-17 Globemaster III has several sensor-driven countermeasures on board to deter any anti-aircraft missiles from destroying it or its passengers." data-cycle-overlay-template="{{desc}}“>

<div data-cycle-hash="twnd15-c17-para" data-cycle-desc="Paratroopers drop out of a C-17 Globemaster III's side hatch during an insertion training exercise. The massive C-17 hauler can easily and effectively deliver 102 paratroopers to an area of operation." data-cycle-overlay-template="{{desc}}“>

<div data-cycle-hash="twnd15-c17-engine" data-cycle-desc="To haul such heavy loads, the C-17 Globemaster III is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines, each rated for 40,400 pounds of thrust." data-cycle-overlay-template="{{desc}}“>

<div data-cycle-hash="twnd15-c17-tanker" data-cycle-desc="To extend its range, the C-17 can refuel in mid-air by hooking onto a KC-10 tanker's …Read the Rest

Source:: Tactical Life

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