Gemini 200 Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III
C-17A Globemaster III, USAF 412th Test Wing
1/200 Scale - G2AFO254
GeminiJets "Gemini 200" diecast airplanes feature:
- Diecast metal construction, including wings and tail surfaces.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
- Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
- Permanently extended metal landing gear with rolling rubber tires.
- Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
About this Model:
Designed by McDonnell Douglas as a military transport aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster III was first flown on September 15, 1991. This enormous aircraft is used for strategic airlift of cargo and troops, and is capable of rapidly deploying and sustaining combat troops in potential battle areas. Among its many additional uses are medical evacuation, airdrop and tactical airlift. Powered by four reversible turbofan engines, the C-17 requires a crew of just three (a pilot, copilot and loadmaster). Its maximum payload is 170,900 pounds and it is capable of carrying and dropping 102 paratroopers and their equipment.
Gemini's 1:200 scale C-17 is a large and heavy model in this scale (over two pounds) and is constructed almost entirely of solid diecast metal. The heavy wide-body fuselage features an all around seamless construction with pad-printed windows and door and is supported on an all metal fix landing gear with soft rubber tires. Both hinged cargo bay doors articulate at the rear of the model with large actuating pistons mounted to the loading ramp visible when displayed in the open position. Additional details include solid metal wings with exceptionally detailed turbo fan engines and an all metal empennage topped with a glimmering jewel-cut anti-collision lens.