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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Transport Aircraft "March Air Reserve Base California" United States Air Force "Gemini Macs" Series 1/400 Diecast Model Airplane by GeminiJets

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Transport Aircraft "March Air Reserve Base California" United States Air Force "Gemini Macs" Series 1/400 Diecast Model Airplane by GeminiJets

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  • Brand new 1/400 scale diecast airplane model of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Transport Aircraft "March Air Reserve Base, California" United States Air Force "Gemini Macs" Series die cast model by GeminiJets.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Does NOT include stand.
  • This model does not have any openings.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts.
  • Dimensions approximately L-5.25, Wingspan-5 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • HISTORY ASPECTS:
  • The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, registered as 55140 and operated by the United States Air Force out of March Air Reserve Base in California, stands as a symbol of military excellence and strategic airlift capability. This strategic and tactical transport aircraft plays a vital role in the U.S. Air Force's mission, supporting humanitarian operations, troop deployments, and cargo transportation around the world. The C-17 Globemaster III has been a cornerstone of the Air Force's airlift fleet and exemplifies its commitment to global mobility and rapid response.
  • The original lineage of the Boeing C-17 dates to the early 1970's when the United States Air Force needed a single aircraft that would combine the load capacity of the C-141 Starlifter and the C-5 Galaxy aircraft yet have the versatility of the C-130 Hercules. Because of lessons learned in the Vietnam War, the USAF turned to Boeing and McDonnell-Douglas to come up with a design to fit their requirements. Although both manufacturers came up with and built completely flyable prototypes, neither was chosen. With the war having ended, both companies went back to the drawing boards to come up with a more modern design, and McDonnell-Douglas came out the winner. In August 1981, the C-17 was given the official "go ahead" from the USAF. Having first flown in September 1991, the C-17 is now considered to be one of the USAF's most important aircraft. Filled with modern day technology, no other military transport aircraft matches its capability. Some of the more notable features comprises a full "glass" cockpit that includes a Heads Up Display (HUD).
  • The C-17's performance is remarkable, as it only requires 1,400-feet of runway to take off and land. With the C-17's in-flight refueling capability, the aircraft has global range, not to mention, more than three times the capacity of the C-130 Hercules, designating the C-17 as the reigning backbone of the USAF transport fleet. Despite Boeing's loss to McDonnell-Douglas for the initial contract to build the C-17, an ironic turn of events occurred at the end of the 1990's that led to Boeing's purchase of McDonnell-Douglas, thus securing the honorable rights to the C-17. As the popularity and versatility of the C-17 continues to be recognized, many of the world's air forces have added C-17 aircraft to their fleets.
  • 55140's history with the United States Air Force is marked by its role in providing essential logistical support to military operations worldwide. The C-17 is renowned for its versatility and efficiency, with the ability to carry oversized cargo, troops, and medical evacuation missions. Its modern design, advanced avionics, and performance capabilities have made it a crucial asset in times of conflict and during peacetime, showcasing the Air Force's commitment to maintaining a robust and flexible transportation network.
  • This meticulously crafted replica captures the essence of the aircraft, from its rugged design to the iconic livery. For those who appreciate the significance of the C-17 Globemaster III in military operations and the Air Force's dedication to global mobility and rapid response, this 1:400 scale model is a must-have addition to any collection. Display it with pride and celebrate the strength, versatility, and legacy that the United States Air Force brings to the world of military aviation.
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