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GeminiJets Gemini 200 G2RAA992
McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III Diecast Model
RAAF, A41-206

Limited Edition

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III   10.5"   10.25"

The original lineage of the C-17 dates back to the early 1970's when the Unites States Air Force needed a single aircraft that would combine the load capability of the C-141 Starlifter & C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft, yet have the versatility of the turboprop C-130 Hercules. Because of lessons learned in the Vietnam War, the USAF turned to Boeing and McDonnell Douglas to come up with a design to fit the requirement. Although both manufacturers came up with completed (and flyable) prototypes, neither was chosen. With the wars end, both companies went back to the drawing boards to come up with a more modern design and McDonnell Douglas came out the winner. On August 28, 1981, the C-17 was given the official "go-ahead" from the USAF. First flying on September 15, 1991, the C-17 is now the USAF's most important aircraft. Filled with modern day technology, no other military transport aircraft matches its capability. Some of these features include a full "glass" cockpit that includes Heads up Display (HUD). Performance is remarkable with the ability to take-off and land within 1400 feet of runway. With the C-17's in flight refueling capability, the aircraft has global range and has more than three times the capacity of the C-130 making her the true new back-bone of the USAF's transport fleet. Despite Boeing's loss to McDonnell Douglas for the contract to build this new transport, an ironic turn of events happened at the close of the century that lead to Boeing's purchase of McDonnell Douglas, thus securing the honorable rights to the C-17.

McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III

Designed by McDonnell Douglas as a military transport aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster III was first flown on September 15, 1991. This enormous aircraft is used for strategic airlift of cargo and troops, and is capable of rapidly deploying and sustaining combat troops in potential battle areas. Among its many additional uses are medical evacuation, airdrop and tactical airlift. Powered by four reversible turbofan engines, the C-17 requires a crew of just three (a pilot, copilot and loadmaster). Its Maximum payload is 170,900 pounds and it is capable of carrying and dropping 102 paratroopers and their equipment.

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Gemini's 1:200 scale C-17 is a large and heavy model in this scale (over two pounds) and is constructed almost entirely of solid diecast metal. The heavy wide-body fuselage features an all around seamless construction with pad-printed windows and door and is supported on an all metal fix landing gear with soft rubber tires. Both hinged cargo bay doors articulate at the rear of the model with large actuating pistons mounted to the loading ramp visible when displayed in the open position. Additional details include solid metal wings with exceptionally detailed turbo fan engines and an all metal empennage topped with a glimmering jewel-cut anti-collision lens.

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GeminiJets Gemini 200

The GeminiJets "Gemini 200" range presents higly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian and military aircraft in 1:200 scale. Prized by collectors worldwide, Gemini define the benchmark by which other 1:200 aircraft brands are judged.

GeminiJets "Gemini 200" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction, including wings and tail surfaces.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended metal landing gear with rolling rubber tires.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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