C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 builder Boeing earlier this month delivered its 223rd and final Globemaster to the Air Force -- that's it in the photo above, rolling out onto the flight line at the aerospace giant's facility in Long Beach, Calif. Still, the fleet of capacious cargo carriers likely has many years ahead of it in continuing to support missions both martial and humanitarian.
And while Boeing has completed its contractual obligations to the Air Force, it isn't quite done building C-17 aircraft. It still has 22 more Globemasters to put together for other customers around the world. But then that's it (save, of course, for years of support and modernization yet to come). Boeing said this week that it will finally cease C-17 production in 2015.
September 21, 2013 10:00 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Air Force
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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