C-17 Globemaster III

A C-17/91 releases a barrage of flares. The wing-tip vortices can be seen in the flare smoke behind the aircraft.

The Long Beach AF C-17/91 (Allied Pact reporting name Globemaster) is a strategic airlifter in the American People's Army Air Force from July 14, 1993 onwards. The C-17 commonly performs strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop duties.


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