Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Royal Air Force 1/200 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas
1:200 Scale Diecast Metal - Boeing C-17 Globemaster III British Royal Air Force - Length: 9.75" Wingspan: 10”
This Globemaster model has some small and fragile parts for the landing gear that needs to be assembled/put in place. A small amount of glue might be needed to secure the pieces. One could chose to not assembled the landing gear and model the plane in the inflight position, but be advised that the wheel well covers are molded in the opened position.
The model is made of a combination of zinc alloy metal and plastic parts.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
The packaging of these models is very nice, it comes in a rectangular styrofoam pack. The pack in turn, goes inside a full color cardboard sleeve.
The package measures 11 inches by 11 inches by 3 inches.
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for theUnited States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries forward the name of two previous piston-engined military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II. The C-17 commonly performs strategic airliftmissions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include tactical airlift,medical evacuation and airdrop duties.