317 Section 2009-11-23. Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. Since 2009, Poland has been using European Boeing C-17 planes, which are based at 1 HAW PAPA in Hungary. There are three planes in HAW Base 1: C-17 A nb 01 - Purchased with the funds of the signatory countries of the program. First flight on June 29, 2009. He arrived at Papa Base on July 27, 2009. C-17 A nb 02 - Purchased with the funds of the countries signing the program. He arrived at Papa Base in September 2009. C-17 A nb 03 - Purchased with US funds. Came to Papa Base in October 2009. and already on November 23, 2009. made the first flight for Poland, landing at Strachowice Airport.
Description of the Boeing C-17 structure.
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is the USAF's basic heavy transport aircraft. It has the possibility of an intercontinental flight and landing on a makeshift landing field. The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter and Lockheed C-5 Galaxy aircraft do not have this option. They require the use of permanent airports. The C-141 aircraft takes on board a large number of soldiers, but light vehicles. The hold is large, but narrow and low. The tank does not fit. The C-5 impresses with its carrying capacity, but requires a long RWY (DS).
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III made its first flight on September 15, 1991. From 1993, he entered service with the USAF. The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is an aircraft that has proven itself in numerous conflicts around the world. The C-17 entered service in the USA, UK, Australia (4 since 2006), Canada, Qatar, and NATO. In 2010, there were 211 C-17s in service.
Written by Karol Placha Hetman