#1639 429 TS, CC-177 Globemaster III Squadron Print

429 TS, CC-177 Globemaster III Squadron Print
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43.8 cm x 29.2 cm
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C-17A Globemaster III
429 Sqn
Canada - Armed Forces
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Squadron Prints Lithograph No. 1639 - 177701, CC-177 Globemaster III, 429 Transport Squadron, 8 Wing, Trenton.

429 Transport Squadron is the backbone of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s strategic airlift capability. The squadron provides a wide range of air transport roles on behalf of Canada - everything from delivering humanitarian aid to disaster zones to ferrying supplies to Canadian troops deployed around the world. The squadron was originally formed in East Moor, Yorkshire, England on 7 November, 1942. Under Bomber Command, it flew 3,221 wartime sorties using Wellington, Halifax, and Lancaster aircraft until its disbandment on 31 May 1946. It was reformed in July 1967 as 429 Tactical Transport Unit, flying the CC-115 Buffalo out of St. Hubert until its renewed disbandment in September 1971. Reformed once again as a training unit in 1972, 429 Composite Squadron then flew the CC-130 Hercules and was moved first to CFB Winnipeg in 1981, where it was renamed as 429 Transport Squadron, before finally relocating to CFB Trenton in 1990. Disbanded yet again in 2005, 429 Transport Squadron was reformed in August 2007, at which point it was equipped with an initial four CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft. A fifth CC-177 was delivered in March 2015. Within days of receiving the first Globemaster in the summer of 2007, the RCAF employed the aircraft on its first operation. Since then, members of 429 Transport Squadron have been continually delivering on their mission: To develop and maintain a globally responsive capability that enables the Canadian Armed Forces to reliably impact all theatres of operations with relevance and unlimited reach.

The CC-177 Globemaster III is a long-range, air-refuelable, heavy logistic transport aircraft powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 engines. Its design characteristics give it the capability to operate into and out of short runways and austere airfields carrying large payloads. It can carry up to 164,900lbs of payload and can airlift palletized cargo, rolling stock, troops, passengers, and aeromedical evacuation patients. The aircraft has the capability to rapidly combat offload cargo from the aircraft rail system to the ground without the use of material handling equipment.