Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The world's best flying machines

Boeing C-17 - Bigger, Higher, Faster. All in All The world's best flying machines...

Boeing C-17 is a large military transport aircraft.

McDonnell Douglas developed the aircraft for the United States Air Force from the 1980s to the early 1990s.

It can airlift cargo fairly close to a battle area.

Boeing C-17 paradropping cargo.

A C-17 also accompanies the President of the United States on his visits to both domestic and foreign arrangements, consultations, and meetings. The C-17 is used to transport the Presidential Limousine and security detachments.

The Indian Air Force is in the process of acquiring 10 C-17 heavy transports from Boeing.

Boeing C-17 fires flares during a maneuver.

Inside a Boeing C-17.

Boeing C-17 takes off from a rough strip.

Against a hazy background, the Boeing C-17 stands on the tarmac.

The C-17 can operate from unpaved, unimproved runways as well.