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C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane at a glance

January 20, 2011

C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane

Built by Boeing in Long Beach

First flight: 1991

Price: About $240 million

Number delivered: 226

Wingspan: 169 feet 10 inches

Length: 174 feet

Height: 55 feet, 1 inch

Cargo compartment: 88 feet long, 18 feet wide and 12 feet, 4 inches high

Speed: 515 mph

Cruising altitude: 45,000 feet

Customers: U.S. Air Force, Britain, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada, NATO, and Qatar.

Source: Times research

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