Multiple reports state that the Pentagon air-dropped cargo pallets full of small arms, ammo, grenades and other weaponry to supposedly vetted forces known as the Syrian Arab Army operating in the Al-Hasakah province of Syria. The drop was made via a division of C-17A cargo aircraft flying under fighter cover.
Lockheed has had a busy month attempting to stake its claim to America’ staple military aerospace capabilities, unveiling their U-2 replacement concept. Now their large blended wing cargo hauling jet design, dubbed the Hybrid Wing Body, that has been in the works for over six years and aimed to be a great improvement…
The C-17 has been in production for 25 years, with 279 Globemasters emerging from Boeing's (and once McDonnell Douglas') historic Long Beach factory. Yesterday, the final aircraft had its wings mated to its massive fuselage, ending not just the production run of the C-17, but the 72-year-old plant that produced it.
The 82nd Airborne Division has "been there, done that" in virtually every American military conflict of the last century and they continue to be one of our most potent fighting forces.
The Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, sometimes referred to affectionately as "The Moose" due to its busy looking wing structure that includes four engines and upturned winglets, remains the mainstay of America's heavy hauling cargo fleet with 223 examples of the type in the USAF's inventory.
Boric acid works as a "neutron poison"and is used to prevent fission in nuclear reactors, which means Japan needs some. So how do you move 17 tons of boric acid into a C-17 cargo plane? Very carefully.
A brand-new Boeing C-17 cargo plane fuselage was trucked out of Long Beach, California last night via the Pacific Coast Highway to a ship waiting to transport the 50-ton plane to Virginia for training use. Video below.