Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
The C-17 is 174 feet (53 m) long and has a wingspan of about 170 feet (52 m). It can airlift cargo fairly close to a battle area. The size and weight of U.S. mechanized firepower and equipment have grown in recent decades from increased air mobility requirements, particularly for large or heavy non-palletized outsize cargo.
The C-17 is powered by four fully reversible, F117-PW-100 turbofan engines (the Department of Defense designation for the commercial Pratt and Whitney PW2040, used on the Boeing 757). Each engine is rated at 40,400 lbf (180 kN) of thrust. The thrust reversers direct air upward and forward, reducing the chance of foreign object damage and providing enough thrust to back the aircraft on the ground. The thrust reversers can also be used in flight at idle-reverse for added drag in maximum-rate descents.
At Airsho 2010, Midland Texas.