McDonnell Douglas C-17 "Globemaster III"
by NorthAmericanAviation
uploaded 2017-04-22
(updated 2017-04-22)
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Globemaster III

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 296
  • Pure Stock

Description

The McDonnell Douglas C-17 is a medium STOL capable cargo aircraft developed from the YC-15 AMST aircraft. Major changes are obvious; length was added, the overall size of the aircraft grew, and the wing was swept and given anhedral. The C-17 is still in production as of 2017 and serves the U.S, Australia, Canada, India, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, the United Kingdom, and with NATO directly. The Pratt & Whitney F117 Turbofans employ thrust reversers, which assist the craft in short-field landings. It can operate from dirt strips, gravel strips, and grass strips—or anywhere, really.

Why Globemaster III?

The C-17 carries on the Heritage of the Globemaster name; it was first used on the Douglas C-74, then again with the Douglas C-124. Appropriately, the C-17 was still developed by McDonnell-Douglas, so the name seems appropriate. The C-17 replaced the Lockheed C-141 and fulfilled a few of the C-5’s roles, despite being smaller. The first two Globemasters were out of service long before the C-17 flew. The tail is swept, screenshot inconsistency.

This craft handles well, but turns slowly. Can take off in 600m, pretty ordinary and simple.

Action Groups:
1: Forward Thrust On/Off
2: Reverse Thrust On/Off
3: Low Drag—Toggle for better top speed, efficiency, etcetera. Added due to engine drag being high. Can be used as airbrake.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

Here you will find everything that trails black smoke, jettisons fuel, and runs on liquid oxygen and ammonia. Oh, 20th Century aviation development, where art thou?

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