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Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:42:34 AM »
Something a little different and very nice to see is this what-if model built by Marco Coldewey using the Revell 1/144th scale C-17 Globemaster III painted up in markings for Atlas Air and uploaded at Modellversium.de.

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(Image source: Marco Coldewey via Modellversium.de)

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 02:27:32 PM »
Nice and it leads to a thought of a stretched Globemaster III in Heavy Lift markings or the proposed civilianized version in private markings of someone who wanted a private aircraft but also wanted to take their limo, or other vehicle, with them.

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 03:19:34 AM »






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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 04:06:43 AM »
Nice and it leads to a thought of a stretched Globemaster III in Heavy Lift markings or the proposed civilianized version in private markings of someone who wanted a private aircraft but also wanted to take their limo, or other vehicle, with them.
Proposed civil version was, at one time, the MD-17 and I can just see that being bought by the same folk who buy BBJs, BBJ2s, and private 777s (Waco was doing one of those for an owner from Saudi Arabia).  I can just see it for when you want to take your own vehicle with you rather than trust one from your destination.

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 04:11:59 AM »
Quite a few of us thought of just that when the first Qatari C-17 was shown:

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 04:13:41 AM »
I know that at one point Boeing discussed a C-17 based refueller (probably in a tanker/transport configuration) with the RAAF.
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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 04:14:51 AM »
I keep thinking that a MC-17 with LLTV and other night-vision optronics would be a nice Spec Ops bird, especially if 'twas a stretched version and if equipped for both flying boom and probe and drogue refueling.

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 06:42:15 AM »
Did a bunch of C-17 profiles over the years including MC-17, AC-17, WC-17 & EC-17 variants.

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 08:57:10 AM »
I've got a query about the C-17, a short while ago I bought the Anigrand 1/72 C-17 forward fuselage update which is supposed to replace something that not quite right on the original kit parts.  I'm going to combine it with my Combat Models vacuform.  But when I got the update, I found it came with a revised starboard sponson.  I then wrote to Nostalgic Plastic to see if I could buy the port one too so they two sides would look more or less the same, which I was able to do.

So here's the query, why is the starboard sponson longer than the port one ?

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 09:32:26 AM »
Contains the  APU and it's supposed to be longer, evidently only a few aircraft have had the port sponson
lengthened to match, the standard fit is long stbd, short port.

Here is Boeing's Airport Compatibilty brochure for the BC-17/C-17A:
http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commercial/airports/acaps/bc17-c17a-brochure.pdf

From this very useful page:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.html
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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 10:54:54 PM »
Thanks Jon, and those links will be very useful when I start my build.

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 11:47:59 PM »
It's some interesting history that Boeing has the DC-3's airport planning brochure, too, instead of the Boeing 247.  I can't think if that's a testament to Boeing's business prowess, a testament to Douglas' (and Northrop's) design skills, or a bit of both!

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 02:25:00 PM »
DC-3/C-47 is still in use so it's not surprising, and that would be Arthur Raymond using Jack Northrop's
concepts. 
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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 02:12:05 AM »
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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2018, 08:17:04 AM »
I saw ZZ175 land yesterday at YYC and then take off today right in front of where I was parked waiting for my contractors to show up.

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 03:04:47 AM »
Alaska Airlines.
Arctic circle operations
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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 04:16:15 AM »
@Daryl J. - Should also be providing regular scheduled service to the remote communities in the Aleutian Islands.  :)
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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2018, 10:55:00 AM »
Alaska Airlines.
Arctic circle operations
Also support for oil drilling on the North Slope and elsewhere up there.

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2018, 12:08:26 PM »
The RNZAF wanted these ....alas their govt to left it too late to place an order.
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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2018, 03:01:03 PM »
The RNZAF wanted these ....alas their govt to left it too late to place an order.

A400 anyone?  ;)

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Re: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2018, 05:58:16 AM »
Odds on they will get some A400Ms in the near future (probably 2 - 4), though they did clearly want 2 C-17s.
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