Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Exercise Hamel / Talisman Saber 2015 - Royal Australian Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-207

And the great photo's by Phil Munsel Photography continue, how great are these ?

The Boeing C-17A Globemaster III was originally developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980's to the early 1990's, however, production of the heavy cargo lifter was transferred to Boeing when the aircraft manufacture merged with McDonnell Douglas.  

At present, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) operates six Boeing C-17A Globemaster III's, but two additional airframes were recently purchased from a pool of 'white tails' that were built before the closure of the C-17A production line.