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Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Official Designation C-5A/B Galaxy
Unofficial Nicknames F.R.E.D., Linda Lovelace, Fat Albert, Lockheed Hilton
Primary Role Massive strategic airlift
Secondary Role Special operations
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Lockheed-Georgia Co.
Operator United States Air Force
Wingspan 222 feet, 9 inches (67.88m)
Length 247 feet, 10 inches (75.53m)
Height at Tail 65 feet (19.81m)
Stabilizer Span 68 feet, 9 inches (20.94m)
Cargo Hold Length: 121 feet (36.88m) excluding ramps;
Width: 19 feet (5.79m);
Height: 13 feet, 6 inches (4.11m)
Armament None
Engines Four General Electric TF39-GE-1C turbofans
Thrust 41,000 pounds (183kN) per engine
Cruise Speed 540 mph (869km/h; Mach 0.73)
Max Speed 570 mph (917km/h; Mach 0.77)
Range 6,320 nm (11,705km) without cargo; Unlimited with inflight refueling
Service Ceiling 33,000 feet (10,058m)
Operating Weight 374,000 pounds (232,693kg)
Fuel Capacity 332,500 pounds (51,450 gallons)
Max Payload Standard: 240,000 pounds (108,862kg);
Wartime: 291,000 pounds (131,995kg)
Number of 463L Pallets 36
Number of Seats 73 passenger seats in rear upper deck;
8 passenger seats in forward upper deck
Max Takeoff Weight Standard: 769,000 pounds (348,813kg);
Wartime: 840,000 pounds (381,018kg)
Takeoff/Landing Distances — Fully Loaded —
8,300 feet (2,530m) takeoff;
4,900 feet (1,494m) landing
— Minimum distances at 650,000 pounds (294,835kg) —
5,000 feet (1,524m) takeoff;
2,450 feet (747m) dry landing
Basic Crew Six (pilot, co-pilot, two flight engineers, two loadmasters)
Date Deployed December 1969 (C-5A);
January 1986 (C-5B)
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