C-17 Globemaster

The United States Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft has a maximum payload of 170,900 pounds, enabling the craft to transport heavy equipment such as the 69-ton M1 Abrams main battle tank. The C-17 is 174 feet long and has…

Antonov An-225 Mriya

Russia’s Antonov An-225 Mriya strategic airlift cargo aircraft was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. The An-225’s name, Mriya means “Dream” (Inspiration) in Ukrainian. The mammoth aircraft is powered by six turbofan engines and is…

PHOTO: USS Iowa

PHOTO: An overhead view of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) firing all 15 of its guns (nine 16-inch and six 5-inch) during a target exercise near Vieques Island.  Careful observation of the three main turrets shows the barrels in various…