The rather rotund C-17 Globemaster

Blast form the past, a shot from the 2008 Amberley Airshow of the C-17 Globemaster heavy lift transport aircraft doing a slow flyby.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 5th October 2008, This photo: 12:23pm

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Comments

  • ibsut said:
    From memory, a C130 can hold 64 parashootists..... wonder how many you could fit in this baby?
    Great pic David
  • David de Groot said:
    From the official specs at: www.boeing.com/boeing/defense-space/military/c17/c17spec....
    SEATING
    Sidewall (permanently installed)54 (27 each side, 18 inches wide, 24 inch spacing center to center)
    Centerline (stored on board)48 (in sets of six back-to-back, 8 sets)
    Palletized (10-passenger pallets)80 on 8 pallets, plus 54 passengers on sidewall seats
  • ibsut said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot] I got the same answer from Google. 64 out of a C130 was a bit desperate.... I guess SOPs for this one looks at the safety alot more closely LOL (but you can drop a few pallets and machinery with them)