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C-17 Globemaster [WIP]

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 commonly performs strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world;...


The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 commonly performs strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop duties. The C-17 is operated by the U.S. Air Force, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, NATO Heavy Airlift Wing, and India. (Wikipedia)

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This project has went through several huge changes since its conception. It was originally started by myself to offer a fully native alternative to the low-effort FSX conversion offered on this site, but has since ballooned into a high fidelity aircraft and has grown into a team of dedicated developers. What you see is the result of months of hard work and dedication. 


  • Brand new external model
  • Brand new interior model
  • Complete integration of native MSFS effects (Engine heat, Contrails, Lights, Rain, Landing effects, wingtip vortices...)
  • 4k textures with PBR
  • True-to-life sounds
  • Numerous accurate liveries representing all operators of the C-17
  • Custom C-17 avionics suite, accurate to the actual aircraft
  • Fully animated external model, with openable cargo ramp, stairs, air refuelling receptacle, cockpit windows, and paratrooper doors.


I designated this project as a work in progress (WIP) because I wanted to represent that this project is far from finished. If you check on my discord server or perhaps in the "goals" tab on this site, you can see that there is a constant stream of work being put into this aircraft by myself. Some other aircraft might put that there as an excuse for a lack of quality, forever promising updates but never delivering.

I hope that those who look at this project understand that I am committed to bringing a high fidelity aircraft to this simulator.

If you are interested in contributing to this project, do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Delete older versions of this add-on, if any
  • Extract the ZIP file Destroyer121-c17
    Drag the folder named Destroyer121-c17 directly into the Community folder.
  • Restart the sim if it is running

If done properly, the file path should look like this



To find your default community folder :

For Steam, it should be located in C:\Users\ [Computer Name]\ AppData\ Local\ Packages\  Microsoft.FlightDashboard_8wekyb3d8bbwe\ LocalCache\ Packages\ Community

For Windows Store C:\Users\ [Computer Name]\ AppData\ Local\ Packages\ Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\ LocalCache\ Packages\ Community




Check "C-17 Ref Manual" in Documentation




I could not have done this without the advice and support of the amazing team of developers I have working on this project. I owe them an immense debt of gratitude. Full list in Ref Manual.

-       Destroyer121 (Head developer)

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o   Electrical systems

o   Fuel systems

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-       Jerj100

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-       Nigel

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c17 globemaster c-17 cargo destroyer
Sim Update 11
Initial Release
April 10, 2021
Last Updated
1 year(s) ago — 1.0



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  • Updated to version 0.85

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2 month(s) ago

We are working hard on the next iteration of the C-17, please check our discord for more frequent progress updates and information!

When will the next version/iteration of this C-17 be released? It's been a very long time (almost a year?) since the last update.

I can't access your Discord - when I click the "join our discord" link in this page, it gives me an "invalid invitation" error.

And to be honest, I hate Discord with its clunky/stupid interface.

Does th AP has a function? I tested hold altitude but it did not worked out. But you can push the buttons so i am a little bit confused.

Is anyone working on a basic flight tutorial for this magnificent addition to MSFS?

i love this plane, but i do lag when i look at the back of the plane for some reason lol but i might just need to turn my graphics down

I live by Dover AFB, I love seeing these giants in the air. Thank you so much!



1 month(s) ago

The C17 is pretty amazing hope its still being worked one my only critique is, Where in the heck is the Travis AFB livery? LOL im pretty sure these big guys live at Travis AFB in Ca.

Congrats for your realisation !!!

Is it possible to create a repaint and post it in flightsil.to ?

Best regards

bought a few planes from $20 to $40 and this one out does those pretty easy; fantastic plane.So far my favorite...good work...

By far the best military MSFS model yet! 5 Stars

We are working hard on the next iteration of the C-17, please check our discord for more frequent progress updates and information!

stuck at loading screen SU11 😊 any advice ?

Can you download the stratotanker?

Great, Ty!

This may have been discussed already but does anyone have a reasonable suggestion for better taxi performance?? I can't turn her on the ground at anything less than 30 knts...thanks again!!

My 4K movie of this amazing thing 😊 https://youtu.be/F6pVMyV8lJY

When will this get updated? Or more precisely, when will the next update for this C-17 come up?

While promising there's still a lot of things to be implemented and fixed with the aircraft.

2gigs of awesomeness



3 month(s) ago

everything is great apart from that i cant get the hud to work. I try to scroll it on but i doesnt work, is there any fix to this?

Cannot get cargo door to open using cockpit buttons no door seems to get activated when pushed . Love the plane !!! any suggestions to why not working appreciated

Strange bug, but engines 2/3 are stuck on full reverse, and 1/4 are at 0% or reverse when I load the sim up.

  • Version 1.0 February 02, 2022

    Happy new year everyone!
    After months of work, we believe that it is time to release the latest build of the C-17. We believe that the current progress allows for a 1.0 release- something that shows just how much effort we have put into this beast over the past couple of months. We are incredibly excited to share it all with you. This aircraft is still FAR from finished, however, the current progress merits a 1.0.
    Here's a glimpse at SOME of the things that we have worked on:

    + Re-worked electrical system
    + Flight model edited
    -Fuel consumption tweaked
    + Lighting re-work from the ground up
    -Cockpit lights now individually controllable
    + Re-worked engine performance
    + Re-worked contact points
    + In air reverser code tweaked
    + Added IAF livery
    + Added Expedition Earth livery (In collaboration with GotGravel's discord)
    + Added Memphis livery
    + Re-did thumbnails
    + Flight model now forced to modern

    + Entire cockpit shell re-made
    + Cockpit front panel re-made
    + Pedestal re-made
    + Rudder pedals added
    + Yoke re-made
    + roof re-made
    + Glaresheild re-made
    + Re-did sun visor
    + Throttle quadrant re-made
    + Panel textures re-made to "decal" format
    + Cockpit windows now openable
    + Rain effects added
    + New side panels
    + New HUD mount, controls
    + Added missing panels
    + Added crew rest station, loadmaster station
    + Added rear loadmaster controls
    + Added loadmaster station, details
    + Removed un-needed textures
    + Cockpit shell "watertight" with exterior

    + Entire external model re-made
    + Incorporated PBR texturing
    + Added wing-flex'
    + Textures re-made
    + Added maintenance decals throughout the external model
    + Implemented "decal" based liveries
    + Re-made all liveries to a higher standard, fixed inaccuracies
    + Added countermeasures to the external model
    + Added IR light detail
    + Re-made slime lights
    + Added custom humvees triggered when payload above a certain weight

    + Created 20+ page manual
    + Added information to menu/aircraft selection menu

  • Version 0.90 December 06, 2021

    - Implemented in-air reverse thrust control
    - Re-did cockpit walls/roof
    - Added sun visor
    - Cockpit window openable
    - Livery work
    - Low speed handling improved

  • Version 0.89 November 24, 2021

    -Implemented FA-10 HUD
    -Added Declutter (DCLT) Abilities
    -Implemented collinimation
    -Improved brightness of HUD

  • Version 0.88 November 18, 2021

    -Interior work
    - Remade crew rest area
    - Remade loadmaster station
    - Paratroop doors now functional
    -Exterior work
    - New APU model/textures
    - Added metal details to trailing flaps

  • Version 0.87 November 13, 2021

    -Fixed issue where displays render incorrectly for some users

  • Version 0.85 November 11, 2021

    -Front Panel re-work
    -Added more autopilot abilities (ILS, LNAV, Bank angle)
    -Added HUD (From 787)
    -Fixed bug with the final stage of flaps
    -Added circuit breaker panel at rear of the cockpit
    -Re-did thumbnails
    -Added 2 liveries made by Ashley-chan #5044
    -Fixed USAF texture mirror issues

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