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Use for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

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Why does the USAF still use the C-17 Globemaster III?

The C-17 had to overcome flight-control problems, wings that were unable to carry their designed maximum load, automation growing pains, and a crew size reduced to just two pilots and a loadmaster so ...
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What is the name of the area, controls and instruments where a loadmaster sits?

In a HLA (such as an Antonov, C5M, or C17 Globemaster III), what is the name of the area where the loadmaster sits? Also, what are the names of the controls and instruments that the loadmaster uses ...
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Why are C17's horizontal stabilizer mounted so high? [duplicate]

The C17 has its horizontal stabilizer mounted at the top of the vertical stabilizer, way above the plane of the wing but most aircraft, including other large aircraft made by the same manufacturer (...
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What is the function of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III in the Indian Air Force?

Why does India need Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs? What purpose do they serve in the Indian Military?
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Why would a C-17 Globemaster be painted in Qatar Airways livery?

Just seen a C17 Globemaster painted in civilian Qatar Airlines livery. Any idea for the reason? Is this aircraft for civilian or a military use?
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