C17 Globemaster went into production in 1991 and has since then proven itself to be one of the best transport aircraft of the world. A number of countries around the world now operate the C17 Globemaster. The aircraft not only has great technical specs but is also a treat to watch. Today we have rounded up for you some of the best photos of this beautiful beast in action around the world. Do leave your comments in the comments section below!
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I like you c 17
its realy a master peice n beautifull design n engineering…. n realy a nyc photography.
The advantage here is it can do a fairly short takeoff, for a plane that size with its specially designed flaps. My Mom used to work at the plant that makes them. I’ve been inside and they are very versatile.
And the worlds best transport aircraft title goes to: Antonov An-225! Congratulations!
“It holds the absolute world records for an airlifted single item payload of 189,980 kilograms (418,834 pounds), and an airlifted total payload of 253,820 kilograms (559,577 pounds). It has also transported a payload of 247,000 kilograms (545,000 pounds) on a commercial flight.”
Compared to Boeing C-17 payload of: 170,900 lb (77,519 kg)
So why would the C-17 be the best?
An-225 cannot land at most places therefore it is not practical. There are only a few airports of the world where it can land right now.
Moreover, there are only two An-225 in the world. There are hundreds of C-17’s flying. This also speaks of which plane is more preferred
The article did not claim it was the largest. It was titled The best transport aircraft”
Sorry, but the world’s largest cargo aircraft is the Antonov AN 225, but only two were built and only one is still flying. The following in the list is the Antonov AN 124, that is larger than the Lockheed C5 Galaxy.