On June 2, P-1, the first production C-17, accomplished three airdrops including the heaviest single platform drop
to date -- weighing 35,000 pounds.
Although Soldiers from the 87th Quartermaster Detachment also are proficient in executing the same containerized delivery, bundle, and platform drops
, they have more expertise in static-line personnel drops.
As the layers are built up, the platform drops
to provide room for the emerging height of the object.