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C5_3A.JPG (13059 bytes) C-5 Galaxy


The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy aircraft was designed for the primary mission of global strategic airlift of outsized cargo. A typical example of effective C-5 use is to move outsize cargo (cargo too large to fit inside a C-141B) from the United States to a major airfield within a theater of operations. The C-5 provides increased capability over the C-141B and C-130 by carrying such large items as large helicopters, tanks, communications vans, etc. The C-5 is the largest U.S airlift aircraft (ref AMCP 36-1, p. 128).

Aircraft Characteristics

Aircraft Basic Weight: 374,000 pounds
Max Takeoff Weight: 769,000 pounds
Max Fuel: 332,00 pounds, Fuel Burn per Hour: 25,000 pounds
Planned Aircraft Cargo Load (ACL): 130,000 pounds (35,000 mile leg)
Max ACL: 240,000 pounds

Cargo Compartment: Length: 1736", Height: 162", Width: 228"
Usable Height: 156" Nose/112" Aft, Usable Width: 220" Aft/150" Nose (picture of loading thru nose)
Max Number of Pallets: 36, Max Pallet Height: 96"
Normal Number of Passengers: 73, Max Passengers: 340

Minimum Runway Length: 6,000', Min Runway Width: 148', Min Taxiway Width: 75'
DBOF-T Cost per Hour to Charter: $10,729, Cost per Ton per Hour: $165

Check out the C-5 Factsheet and the Summary and Comparison Table

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