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The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a high-speed strategy tactical transport aircraft developed initially by the US Company McDonnell Douglas and produced today by Boeing.
The project was born to respond to the CX specification of the early 1980s; is characterized by wings equipped with winglet, on which are mounted four turbofan positioned in the top of the fuselage, by a big tail in the form of “T” and for the carved main carriage.
Globemaster performed the first flight on 15 September 1991 and entered service at the USAF in 1993. To date, 279 specimens have been built (data of December 2015), of which 48 are exported abroad and 223 are in service at USAF. Boeing announced that after finishing the deliveries of the C-17A “Globemaster III” strategic transport quadricycle, the last specimen for the Qatar Emir Air Force taken off from San Antonio, Texas, on November 29, definitively closes its business located in Long Beach, California. This puts an end to a story that has lasted since the 1970s.
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