C-17 Globemaster III

C-17 By the Numbers

C-17 and parachutes (Neg#: BYTHENUMBERS)
  • 9 Million -- parts that make up a C-17
  • 2.6 Million -- operational flight hours exceeded by the C-17
  • 213,000 -- total material weight in pounds
  • 164,900 -- pounds of maximum payload
  • 139,400 -- pounds of aluminum
  • 110,000 -- platform pounds of sequential airdrop loads
  • 85,000 -- different number of parts used in a C-17
  • 29,000 -- engineering drawings
  • 18,000 -- pounds of steel and super alloys
  • 17,300 -- pounds of titanium
  • 15,300 -- pounds of composites
  • 8,850 -- area of insulation blankets in square feet
  • 5,000 -- feet of hydraulic lines
  • 600 -- pounds of exterior paint
  • 222 -- C-17s in service with the U.S. Air Force
  • 174 -- length in feet
  • 169 -- wingspan to winglet tips in feet
  • 120 -- miles of wiring
  • 73 -- percentage that is aluminum
  • 68 -- cargo floor length in feet
  • 55 -- height at tail in feet
  • 34 -- aircraft delivered around the world outside of the U.S.
  • 22.5 -- fuselage diameter in feet
  • 10 -- aircraft ordered by India
  • 9.5 -- percentage that is steel or super alloy
  • 9 -- percentage that is titanium
  • 8 -- aircraft delivered to the UK
  • 6 -- aircraft delivered to Australia and UAE
  • 4 -- aircraft delivered to Canada and Qatar
  • 3 -- total aircrew; aircraft delivered to NATO/SAC consortium
  • 2 -– pilots
  • 1 -- loadmaster
  • 0 -- aircraft like the C-17

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