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Lockheed C-5A Galaxy (L-500)

Photo ID 199808 by Adrian Stürmer. USA Air Force Lockheed C 5A Galaxy L 500, 70 0456
The C-5 Galaxy is a large high-wing cargo aircraft, with a distinctive high T-tail, 25 degree wing sweep, and four TF39 turbofan engines mounted on pylons beneath the wings. The C-5 has 12 internal wing tanks and is equipped for aerial refueling. It has both nose and aft doors for "drive-through" loading and unloading of cargo. It also has an upper deck seating area for 73 passengers. The passengers face the rear of the aircraft, rather than forward.

The C-5A is the original version of the C-5. The first C-5A was delivered to the USAF on 17 December 1969.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 1968
  • Initial Service Date: 1970
  • No. Built: 81
  • No. In Service: 77
  • No. of Hardpoints:
  • Crew: 8

Power:

4× General Electric TF39-GE-1C high-bypass turbofans at 43,000 lbf

Weapons:

None

Dimensions:

Length:247 ft. 1 in.
Wing Span:222 ft. 9 in.
Wing Area:6,200 sq.ft
Height:65 ft. 1 in.
Empty Weight:172,370 lbs
Max. Weight:840,000 lbs
Max. Payload:270,000 lbs
Internal Fuel:332,500 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed:600 mph
Cruise Speed:586 mph
Service Ceiling:34,000 ft.
Normal Range:2,400 nm
Max. Range:6,320 nm

Operators:

US Air Force

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