C-17, USAF Heavylifter

NEW ZEALAND got its first glimpse of the USAF's latest air mobility hardware in May, when McDonnell-Douglas C-17A 94-0068 unexpectedly arrived at Christchurch on the regular USAF Pacific cargo shuttle in place of the usual C-141B Starlifter. The switch came about as a result of the RAAF's 75th Anniversary Airshow at Amberley attracting a large contingent of USAF hardware.

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