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I added this Boeing C-17A Globemaster III postcard to my collection. It was a purchase. There are facts about the aircraft on the back. The following description is also on the back:

Originally developed by McDonnell-Douglas in the 1980s, the C-17 has become the core jet airlifter for the USAF. The C-17 is used for strategic airlift, tactical airlift, medical evacuation, and air drop missions. Developed from the McDonnell – Douglas YC-15, the Globemaster III gradually replaced the C-141 while retaining some capabilities of the C-130 and the C-5 Galaxy. The C-17 has become the most versatile airlifter in the Air Force inventory, with capabilities to land on short austere airfields; fly for long range, with in-flight refueling capability; and deliver a pay load of 160,000 pounds.

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