Lockheed C-5 Galaxy - Round 2

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Lockheed C-5 Galaxy - Round 2

Thursday, Aug 29 2013 by SpiderX22
It's been two years and two months since the last blog post on this beautiful aircraft, so let's do a refresher.

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.

What?: large military transport aircraft built by Lockheed.
Who?: United States Air Force (USAF)
How many?: 131 (C-5A: 81, C-5B: 50)
Maximum speed: Mach 0.79 (503 kn, 579 mph, 932 km/h)
Crew: 7 typical (aircraft commander, pilot, two flight engineers, three loadmasters)
4 minimum (pilot, copilot, two flight engineers)
Payload: 270,000 lb (122,470 kg)
Range: 2,400 nmi (2,760 mi, 4,440 km) with a 263,200 lb (119,400 kg) payload
Length: 247 ft 1 in (75.31 m)
Wingspan: 222 ft 9 in (67.89 m)
Height: 65 ft 1 in (19.84 m)
Max. takeoff weight: 840,000 lb (381,000 kg)
Related: C-141 Starlifter (predecessor) and C-17 Globemaster.