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Aircraft Comparison Chart
Designated Name C-5
Galaxy
C-17
Globemaster III
C-130H
Hercules
KC-10
Extender
KC-135R
Stratotanker
Original Contractor Lockheed Boeing Lockheed McDonnell
Douglas
Boeing
Wingspan (feet) 222.7 170.7 132.6 165.3 130.8
Length (feet) 247.8 173.9 97.7 181.6 136.2
Height at Tail (feet) 65 55 38.2 58 38.3
Operating Weight (lbs) 374,000 276,000 80,000 252,000 123,000
Max Takeoff Weight (lbs) 840,000 585,000 155,000 590,000 322,500
Fuel Capacity (lbs) 332,500 184,000 62,000 356,000 203,000
Payload Capacity (lbs) 240,000 170,900 45,000 170,000 83,000
463L Pallet Capacity* 36 18 6** 27 6
Passenger Capacity 73 102 92 75 80
Cargo Hold - Length (feet) 121 85 52 120.3 84.3
Cargo Hold - Width (feet) 19 18 10.2 16.4 10.7
Cargo Hold - Height (feet) 13.5 12.3, 13.5 9 8 6.5

*    Aircraft contains a 463L-type material handling system compatible with 88" x 108" cargo pallets
**  Five standard 463L cargo pallets plus a baggage pallet on the ramp