This Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is on final approach, during a thunderstorm, to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The rain is clearly visible as the gargantuan plane cuts through the downpour. The C-17 is one of the largest military transports in the world. It can carry nearly 175,000 pounds of cargo nearly 3,000 miles before refueling. Fully loaded, this plane's maximum take off weight is nearly 600,000 pounds.