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00-0171 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing - Just after touchdown

00-0171 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III of the 62nd Airlift Wing [62nd AW] USAF - Frankfurt Airport August 2005

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Notes By Caz Caswell and Douglas Holland:
00-0171 has an interesting history. Prior to delivery to the USAF, Boeing flew 00-0171 down to Edwards Airforce Base in California USA for a test programme. During this month long programme the Aircraft broke 13 World Records in altitude and payload categories!

On the Aircraft's return from Edwards AFB, the Aircraft was prepared and painted for USAF service and became the 21st C-17A to be delivered to McChord AFB USA, home of the 62nd Airlift Wing on 15th February 2001. It remained with 62nd AW until 2007 when it was transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Alaska USA.

Source: McChord Air Museum

Information on the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III: Official Boeing C-17A Globemaster III Site

Other Information on USAF 62nd Airlift Wing can be found at: Wikipedia Entry and Global Security Entry

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