Amazing close-up footage of war plane diving towards Rocky's CBD

A ROCKHAMPTON hotel has posted amazing close-up footage of the Royal Australian Air Force's Globemaster as it drops eerily close to CBD buildings.   

Footage uploaded to the Empire Rockhampton's Facebook page appears to have been shot from the top storey of the CBD hotel.

The Globemaster roared over Rockhampton, and many other Central Queensland locations, at about 11am today.

At the weekend, the RAAF told Rockhampton residents the 53m long, 16.8m high Globemaster would drop as low as 100m above ground to a holding position.

The RAAF delivered.

The combat hardened bulk carrier is one of an eight-strong fleet stationed at the RAAF's Amberley base in south-east Queensland.

It is regularly deployed to conflict zones in the Middle East and natural disasters around the Pacific.

PHOTOS | Rockhampton's Anzac Day parade 


The RAAF's online specification guide shows the Globemaster can carry a whopping 102 troops, 54 ambulatory and 36 stretcher patients, and 77,519kg of cargo, all in one trip. 

Empire Rockhampton also posted footage showing the Anzac parade in the CBD streets below. 



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