Utilizing just three crew members, the C-17 is a flexible workhorse. It can deliver more than 100 troops and up to 170,900 pounds of cargo into a battle area and land on even short, narrow runways. It's capable of carrying almost all of the Army's air-transportable equipment anywhere in the world. Its reliability also makes the C-17 ideal for medical evacuations.

Manufacturer: Boeing

Number of crew: 3

Maximum speed: 450 knots

Range: Global with in-flight refueling

Ceiling: 45,000 feet

Courtesy of U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Laura Turner

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