I thought it was too good a shot to not use.
I was going to make it a competition for a suitable title :- Like
"The long, the short and the tall"
"The good, the bad and the ugly"
"It aint the size that attracts the flies"
From the NZ Civil point of view:-
The Pacific Aerospace CT/4E is NZ1996. This makes it ex ZK-PTL with Aeromotive Ltd from February 1999 until being cancelled on 07-05-199 for enrollment in the RNZAF.
The US military C17 is serial number 08-8195, and the registration of the Emirates aircraft is A6-ECI.