
The
interior
and
exterior
paint
on
the
C5
weighs
2600
pounds.

The
distance
of
the
first
flight
by
the
Wright
brothers
was
less
than
the
length
of
the
C5
cargo
floor.

The
cargo
compartment
of
the
C5
will
hold
100
model
113
(Beetle)
Volkswagens,
106
Vegas,
90
Ramblers,
58
Cadillacs,
or
6
standard
Greyhound
buses.

More
than
100
miles
of
wiring
are
required
to
functionally
operate
all
C5
aircraft
systems.

The
C5
carries
enough
fuel
for
the
average
American
car
to
make
130
round
trips
between
New
York
and
Los
Angeles,
or
31
trips
around
the
world.

Each
C5
engine
gulps
approximately
42
tons
of
air
per
minute.

The
cargo
compartment
of
the
C5
is
large
enough
to
hold
an
eightlane
bowling
alley.

The
total
engine
power
of
a
C5
equals
that
produced
by
800
average
cars.

Each
C5
tire
wears
down
approximately
0.002
inches
per
landing.

Each
C5
wheel
brake
wears
down
approximately
0.0005
inches
per
landing.

The
C5
contains
over
five
miles
of
control
cables.

The
C5
can
carry
25,844,746
ping
pong
balls.

The
C5
can
carry
328,301,674
aspirin
tablets.

The
C5
can
carry
3,222,857
tortillas.

Each
wing
of
the
C5
weighs
over
40,000,
which
is
equivalent
to
the
weight
of
a
C130,
minus
engines.

Each
C5
contains
over
four
miles
of
tubing.

The
C5
can
haul
3,934
bushels
of
wheat.

The
C5
cargo
area
is
able
to
carry
more
automobiles
than
13
transport
trucks,
or
two "carcarrying" freight
cars.

Each
C5 engine
nacelle is
1 ½ times
the length
of a
Cadillac, large
enough to
garage a
Mustang.

Fuel
capacity of
the C5,
49,000 gallons,
would empty
6 ½ rail
tank cars.

Also,
its
fuel
capacity
is
equal
to
the
volume
of
an
average
fiveroom
house.

The
C5
can
carry
76,216
fifths
of
California
wine,
or
277,263
cans
(12
oz.)
of
your
favorite
beverage.

Tire
on
the
C5,
(24
on
the
MLG,
4
on
the
NLG),
weigh
4214
pounds.
They
hold
181
pounds
of
air
when
inflated
to
the
prescribed
pressure.

A
full
C5
load
of
first
class
mail,
(at
one
ounce
per
letter/37
cents
per
letter)
would
require
$1,391,200
in
postage.

The
environmental
control
systems
of
the
C5
has
a
total
cooling
capacity
of
24
tons;
enough
to
air
condition
eight
average
sized
homes.

Fuel
weight
of
the
C5
is
about
equal
to
the
maximum
gross
weight
of
the
C141A
model.

If
all the
exposed surfaces
of the
C5, which
is computed
to be
33,526.6 square
feet, were
covered in
ice of
uniform 1/16" thickness,
it would
weigh 9,778.6
pounds.

Christopher
Columbus'
entire
three
ship
crew
of
90
could
have
ridden
comfortably
in
the
upper
deck
of
the
C5,
leaving
the
whole
cargo
compartment
for
horses,
chickens,
goats,
and
trinkets
for
the
Indians.

Theoretically,
the
C5
can
hold
2,419,558
golf
balls,
provided
they
are
not
in
containers
or
otherwise
restrained.

There
are
approximately
1,658,800
fasteners
in
the
C5
aircraft.
They
are
located
as
follows:
wings411,900;
fuselage1,182,000;
empennage64,900.