Boeing C-17A Globemaster III by Bill Norton

By Bill Norton

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These paratroopers load-up for a drop during the RM&AE testing. Visible are P-ll, P-5 with "TEAM AFOTEC" tail markings, and Edwards AFB's P-l with special grid pattern painted on the aft fuselage to facilitate paratroop tests. (000) 45 guillotine provides an emergency drogue line cut option: A small video camera is installed within the end of the ramp to allow the loadmaster to verify the condition of the drogue and extraction chutes on a small monitor at the forward loadmaster station. An IR lamp is also installed in the ramp to illuminate the chute for viewing in darkness.

5 feet per second landing impact, nearly comparable to the sink rate for normal aircraft carrier landings. The large multiple tires provide the aircraft with a 48 the fan and core cowling translate aft to expose cascade grills. Simultaneously, blocker doors in the fan and core sections block and redirect the annular airflow through the cascades. remarkably light footprint to allow soft field operations. The wheels are each equipped with a stack of six carbon brake disks. An electronic anti-skid system automatically prevents locking of the brakes while permitting maximum effort braking for rapid deceleration.

The MCs are accessed through two keyboards in the cockpit center pedestal with the status or information provided on four cathode ray tube (CRT) displays. The preprogramming feature reduces the time required to ready the aircraft for flight. DEPARTURE Pilot training for upgrades to aircraft commander and for various specialty skills is accomplished with weeks of desktop computer-based instruction and simulator time but with only two or three flights at the end of a course. This is possible because of the highly automated nature of the C-17 and its easy handling thanks to the EFCS.

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