One of two additional C-17 Globemasters for the RAAF has been seen on the ramp outside Boeing’s Long Beach plant.
This image by Australian Aviation photo contributor Steve Allsopp taken on May 22 shows the aircraft wearing the RAAF serial A41-213, suggesting it is the second of the two new airlifters due for delivery later this year – the existing six RAAF C-17s are serialled A41-206 through to A41-211.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed the acquistion of the two additional C-17s, taking the RAAF fleet to eight, in April this year. At that time the seventh C-17 was to be delivered in July/August with the eighth following by the end of the year.
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