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C-5M Super Galaxy

The C-5 Galaxy is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. The aircraft can carry a fully equipped combat-ready military unit to any point in the world on short notice and then provide the supplies required to help sustain the fighting force. It can carry outsize and oversize cargo over intercontinental ranges and can take off or land in relatively short distances.
C-5M Super Galaxy Copyright © Greg L. Davis, U.S. Air Force

Status

In active service

Contractor

Primary contractor: Lockheed Martin

Crew

1 Pilot
1 Co-Pilot
2 Flight Engineers
3 Loadmasters

Capacity

36 pallet positions
122 470,03 kilograms of cargo 270 000 pounds of cargo

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 75.32 meters 247.8 feet
Wingspan: 67.89 meters 222.75 feet
Height: 19.84 meters 65.8 feet
Weight
Maximum takeoff weight: ~381 000 kilograms 840 000 pounds
Features
Power plant: four F-138 General Electric engines
Thrust: ~23 247 kilograms (each engine) 51 250 pounds (each engine)
Speed: ~830 kilometers per hour 518 miles per hour
Range: 4 800 nautical miles (~8 890 kilometers (with 120 000 pounds - 54 430 kilograms of cargo)) (~5 520 miles (with 120 000 pounds - 54 430 kilograms of cargo))
Range (without cargo): 7 000 nautical miles (~12 960 kilometers) (~8 850 miles)
Miscellaneous
Cargo compartment length: 43.82 meters 143.75 feet
Cargo compartment width: 5.79 meters 19 feet
Cargo compartment height: 4.11 meters 13.5 feet