This lovely night shot shows the abdomen of the second largest military transport aircraft made in the United States. I can almost hear the C-17 Globemaster moaning—"I'm hungry!"—but what's actually going on in this photo?
Just because low-flying C-17s can drop their cargo under the cover of night does not mean they won't come under attack from heat-seeking missiles. Being one of most highly defended aircraft in the world, its defenses can include popping flares and clouds of infrared energy. It can even shoot lasers directly at the…
The U.S. Air Force and its allies have been regularly dropping humanitarian aid packages in support of towns and communities besieged by ISIS. On August 31st a USAF photographer captured this stunning image of Capt. Erica Stooksbury, of the the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepping her C-17 Globemaster for a…
El Antonov An-225 sigue ostentando el récord de ser el avión de transporte más grande y pesado del mundo. El Boeing C-17 Globemaster no es tan grande, pero sus medidas también impresionan. Esta extensa colección de fotos permiten conocer su interior con todo lujo de detalles.
If you're wondering about the cost of this medical evacuation, think high. And then probably think a bit higher. Flying 4,600 miles from Washington State to Antarctica, the C-17 cargo plane dodged ash-clouds and strapped on night-vision goggles to pick up the poorly contractor and drop him off at a hospital in New…
Andrew Mitchell is an Instrument and Flight Control Systems Crafstman at the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, in Ramstein Air Base, Germany. That's why he gets to see some really amazing things, like this crazy looking giant metal insect.
Yes, it's an effect of the perspective: The C-17 Globemaster III—one of the largest military transports ever—is flying above the comparatively-tiny Bombardier CRJ700 70-seat airliner. But it's still a great photo, although not as awesome as this one.
Actually, it's a Boeing C-17 fuselage on its way to Seal Beach, California, where it will be used for loading and unloading training. But I would definitely want that as my movable home, even while it'll be slow. [Jalopnik]
We take these huge military airplanes for granted, but listening to an expert describing the technology—like titanium heat dissipators and thrust reverters mounted on top—is quite enlightening. Best thing, however: Furry pilot seats.