What is the biggest RAF plane?

What is the biggest RAF plane?

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (Globemaster C-17): Wingspan: 169ft 9in (51.74m) Wing area: 3,800sqft (353.03m2) Maximum take-off weight: 585,000lb (265,350kg)

How many c17 Globemaster does U.S. have?

The USAF finally decided to cap its C-17 fleet at 223 aircraft; the final delivery was on 12 September 2013.

How many globemasters do the RAF have?

Royal Air Force

Type Origin In service
Boeing Airseeker R1 USA 3
Boeing Chinook USA 41
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III USA 8
Boeing Poseidon MRA1 USA 9

What is the largest aircraft built in Britain?

Bristol Brabazon
Eventually built and flown, and named after the chairman of the committee that conceived it, the Bristol Brabazon remains the largest airplane ever built in Britain.

What is a C-17 Globemaster III?

The McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft that was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas.

What is a C-17 airplane?

The C-17 carries forward the name of two previous piston-engined military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II. The C-17 commonly performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include medical evacuation and airdrop duties.

Is there a sixth C-17 Globemaster in the Indian Air Force?

^ PTI. “Indian Air Force gets sixth C-17 Globemaster with vintage package in belly”. financialexpress.com. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2016.

When was the last C-17 delivered to Canada?

The last of the initial four aircraft was delivered in April 2008. The official Canadian designation is CC-177 Globemaster III. The aircraft are assigned to 429 Transport Squadron based at CFB Trenton. On 14 April 2010, a Canadian C-17 landed for the first time at CFS Alert, the world’s most northerly airport.