The Royal Australian Air Force operates six C-17A Globemaster heavy transport aircraft. The Globemaster is operated by No 36 Squadron from RAAF Base Amberley, near Brisbane.
The C-17A Globemaster is a high-wing four-engine heavy transport. It has three times the carrying capacity of the C-130 Hercules, allowing Australia to rapidly deploy troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world.
The Globemaster is large enough to transport an M1A1 Abrams tank, Black Hawk, Seahawk or Chinook helicopters, three Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters or five Bushmaster infantry vehicles.
It significantly enhances our ability to support national and international operations, and major disaster relief efforts.