How many helicopters can fit in a C-17?

A full C-17 load can comprise of two UH-60 Blackhawk utility military helicopters. If a suitable area for landing is not available, the C-17 can also deliver its cargo by airdrop. The C-17 can drop 102 paratroopers plus 8 equipment bundles, a single 27.2 ton (60,000 lb.)

How fast can a C-17 take off?

With a payload of 164,900 pounds, the C-17 can take off from a 7,000-foot airfield, fly 2,400 nautical miles, and land on a small, austere airfield of 3,000 feet or less….

Length: 174 feet (53.04 m)
160,000 pounds: 2,420 nautical miles
40,000 pounds: 5,610 nautical miles
Cruise Speed: 0.74 – 0.77 Mach

What bases have C 17s?

The C-17 is operated by Air Mobility Command at Travis AFB, Calif.; Dover AFB, Del.; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Air National Guard flies C-17s from the 172d Airlift Wing, Jackson, Miss., and the 105th Airlift Wing, Stewart ANGB, N.Y.

Can a C-17 back up?

Did You Know A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft can stop on a dime and actually back up? See video for more as the 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron performs depot maintenance here at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.

Can reverse thrust deployed in flight?

Commercial jets are not designed to use reverse thrust in flight. With engines mounted under the wing, the turbulence can affect the lift over that section of wing. Tail mounted engines could interfere with the tail.

Do airplanes reverse?

No, airplanes don’t have a reverse gear. There is only one time when airplanes need to go backward, and that is when they are pushed back from the gate. While some types of planes could technically do this on their own, most airports require tugs to push the plane away from the terminal.

What does the C 17 Globemaster III do?

The C-17 Globemaster III is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions…

What kind of aircraft does the 317th Airlift Squadron use?

It operates C-17 Globemaster III aircraft supporting the United States Air Force global reach mission worldwide. It continues the histories of three squadrons with airlift missions that bear the number 317.

Who is responsible for the Globemaster III program?

Under the Globemaster III Sustainment Program contract, Boeing is fully responsible and accountable for total weapon system availability executing program management, sustaining logistics, material and equipment management, sustaining engineering and depot-level aircraft maintenance.

What’s the cruise speed of a Globemaster III?

Its cruise speed is approximately 450 knots (.74 Mach). The design of the aircraft (high-lift wing, slats, and externally blown flaps) allows it to operate through small, austere airfields.