Business Insider (USA) reported that the first C-17 was delivered to the US Air Force in 1993 at Charleston base.
This military transport aircraft has served the US military in 2 wars and campaigns, conflicts.
Over the past three decades, the United States has had over 200 C-17s. The plane has played many roles, from transporting troops to serving as an airborne hospital. Recently, the US military used the C-17 to evacuate service members, government contractors and refugees from Afghanistan.
Many countries around the world such as the UK, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Canada, India, Australia and Kuwait have chosen the C-17.
C-17 has a length of 53 meters and a height of 16.7 meters, so it has a very distinctive appearance
The C-17 can transport helicopters and even a 69-ton M1 Abrams tank thanks to a maximum payload of up to 77,520 kg
This transport aircraft is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 engines.
All cargo is loaded onto the C-17 through the rear door equipped with a ladder for easy loading and unloading
Extra seats can be added to the C-17 based on the mission.
Passengers will board and disembark from C-17 through the same gate
Paratroopers usually exit C-17 through one of two side doors
The C-17 is also capable of performing medical evacuation missions. The US Air Force usually dispatches a medical evacuation flight with 2 nurses and 3 technicians
C-17 can fly to an altitude of 13,716 meters and does not need to land to refuel thanks to the ability to refuel in the air