Gemini Jets G2RAA640 1/200 Scale Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Diecast Model s/n A41-213, No 36 Sqn, No 84 Wing, RAAF
Stationed at RAAF Base Amberly, Queensland.
- Wingspan 25.8 cm 10.16 in Approx.
- Length 26.5 cm 10.43 in Approx.
Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage fixed extended.
- Loading ramp displayable opened or closed.
- Display stand included.
Gemini Jets G2RAA640 – 1/200 Scale C-17 Globemaster III Diecast Model.
Gemini Jets G2RAA640 is a 1/200 scale diecast model of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. In the markings and colour scheme of C-17 s/n A41-213. Assigned to the No 36 Squadron, No 84 Wing, RAAF. Based at RAAF Base Amberly.
No 36 Squadron RAAF.
No 36 Squadron is a strategic transport squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Stationed at RAAF Base Amberly, Queensland and operates eight Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs. Part of No 86 Wing which is part of Air Mobility Group.
The squadron formed at RAAF Station Laverton, Victoria, in March 1942. Operating the Douglas DC-2, DH 84 Dragon, DH 86 Express, DH 89 Dragon Rapide and Tiger, Moth, Ford Tri-Motor, Junkers G 31, Beechcraft Staggerwing and other types. During 1943 converted to the Douglas C-47 Dakotas. Convert to the Lockheed C-130A Hercules in 1958, The first non-US operator of the type. During 1978 transitioned C-130H. The squadron moved from RAAF Base Richmond to RAAF Base Amberley in 2006. Taking delivery of it’s first C-17 Globemaster the same year.
The squadron has seen active service during World War II, the Korean War, the Indonesia–Malaysia, the Vietnam War. In more recent time, Afghanistan and Iraq. It has also supported humanitarian and peacekeeping operations including Somalia, Cambodia, East Timor and Indonesia.
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large tactical and strategic airlifter. Developed in the 1980s and early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. Its first flight took place on 15 September 1991 a year behind schedule. Designed to replace the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter and Lockheed C-5 Galaxy in some roles. It continues the Douglas Aircraft company tradition of naming military cargo aircraft, “Globemaster” (C-74 Globemaster and C-124 Globemaster II). Missions performed by the C-17 include transport of troops, cargo, medical evacuation and airdrops. It is in service with the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates. Also with NATO Heavy Airlift Wing, India, and Kuwait.
The USAF announced the C-X program in October 1980 for a larger Advanced Medium STOL Transporter. The DoD selected the McDonnell Douglas proposal based on the YC-15 on August 1981 and designated C-17. It received the “Globemaster III” name in early 1993. Compared to the YC-15, it is larger with swept wings and has more powerful engines.
Early in development, the program had many problems. Over budget and the wing failed static load testing. Did not meet weight, fuel burn, payload and range specifications. Problems with the mission software, landing gear. Airflow issues prevented airdrops. Most of the problems were reportedly resolved by 1995. The first USAF C-17 squadron became operational in January 1995. In 1997 McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing. The USAF ordered a total of 224 aircraft with the last delivered on September 12, 2013. Boeing built 10 additional aircraft without buyers. By April 2015, five of these aircraft had sold. Two for the Middle East, two for Australia and one for Canada. Delivery of the 279th and last C-17 occurred in 2015.
For cargo operations, the C-17 requires a crew of three consisting of pilot, copilot, and loadmaster. The cargo hold measures 27 m (88 ft) long, 5.5 m (18 ft) wide and 3.76 m (12 ft 4 in) high. Maximum payload is 77.500 tonnes (85.5 US tons) and a maximum takeoff weight of 265 tonnes (292.1 US tons). Cargo loads through a large aft ramp. The cargo hold can carry a 69-ton (63-metric ton) M1 Abrams main battle tank, armoured vehicles, trucks, trailers and palletized cargo. 102 paratroopers and equipment or 134 troops in palletized and side wall seating. 36 stretcher and 54 seated patients along with medical attendants.
The first 71 aircraft had a range of 4,400 km (2734 mi) and later extended-range models 5,200 km (3231 mi). Cruise speed is 830 km/h (Mach 0.74). The C-17 can operate from unpaved, unimproved runways as 1,100 m (3,500 ft).
Powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines, based on the Boeing 757 Pratt and Whitney PW2040. The thrust reversers direct exhaust air upwards and forward, reducing the chances of ingestion of runway debris. They provide enough reverse thrust to move the aircraft backwards. Also used in flight for added drag in maximum-rate descents.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) operates eight Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs. The first four arrived between late 2006 and early 2008, the final aircraft in 2015. Built to the same specifications as the United States Air Force (USAF) C-17s.
All of the RAAF’s Globemasters are assigned to No 36 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland. They have supported ADF operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations in the Middle East. Supplied humanitarian aid in Australia, Japan, New Zealand and several other countries.
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Gemini Jets G2RAA640 – 1/200 Scale Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Diecast Model Aircraft. s/n A41-213, No 36 Squadron, RAAF.