The C-17 Globemaster aircraft was designed and built by the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation. Its primary mission is global airlift of large outsized items of cargo to small austere airfield at or near the battle area by aerial delivery or airland methods. With its air refueling capability, the C-17 provides increased speed and payload over the C-130 and C-141B (ref AMCP 36-1, p. 167).
Aircraft Basic Weight: 276,000 pounds
Max Takeoff Weight: 580,000 pounds
Max Fuel: 184,000 pounds, Fuel Burn per Hour: 16,000 pounds
Planned Aircraft Cargo Load (ACL): 90,000 pounds (25,000 mile leg)
Max ACL: 200,000 pounds
Cargo Compartment: Length: 1077", Height: 148",
Usable Height: 142", Usable Width: 208"
Max Number of Pallets: 18, Max Pallet Height: 96"
Normal Number of Passengers: 54, Max Passengers: 102
Minimum Runway Length: 3,000', Min Runway Width: 90', Min
Taxiway Width: 50'
DBOF-T Cost per Hour to Charter: $5,979, Cost per Ton per Hour: $133
Check out the C-17 Factsheet and the Summary and Comparison Table
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