Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

Heavy Military Transport Aircraft

Lockheed C-5M Galaxy United States Air Force (USAF) 87-0040 500-126 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a four-engine heavy military transport aircraft with a maximum payload of 122.472 kg (270.000 lbs) produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation, today Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
The C-5 Galaxy is equipped with nose and tail cargo doors. The aircraft has the ability to kneel down for easier loading. Cargo compartment of the C-5 Galaxy: height: 4,11m (13ft 5.8in), width: 5,79m (19ft), length: 43,8m (143ft 8.4in). The modernized C-5M Super Galaxy is powered by General Electric CF6-80C2 engines (military designation F138-GE-100) with 225 kN (50580 lbs) of thrust.
Crew7
Propulsion4 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric TF39-GE-1C
Engine Power (each)191,3 kN43000 lbf
alternative Engine Variant
Engine ModelGeneral Electric F138-GE-100
Engine Power (each)225,0 kN50580 lbf
Speed919 km/h496 kts
  571 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 0.77
Service Ceiling10.363 m34.000 ft
Range4.445 km2.400 NM
2.762 mi.
Empty Weight169.644 kg374.000 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight381.018 kg840.000 lbs
Wing Span67,88 m222 ft 8 in
Wing Area576,0 m6200 ft
Length75,51 m247 ft 9 in
Height19,85 m65 ft 1 in
First Flight30.06.1968
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1968-1989
Total Production131
ICAO CodeC5
Data for (Version)Lockheed C-5B Galaxy
VariantsC-5A, C-5B, C-5M

[Photo-ID: 10107] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, United States Air Force (USAF), 69-0014, c/n 500-0045, Karsten Palt, 2014Lockheed
C-5A Galaxy
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 69-0014
c/n: 500-0045
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10106] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, United States Air Force (USAF), 69-0014, c/n 500-0045, Karsten Palt, 2014Lockheed
C-5A Galaxy
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 69-0014
c/n: 500-0045
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10105] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, United States Air Force (USAF), 69-0014, c/n 500-0045, Karsten Palt, 2014Lockheed
C-5A Galaxy
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 69-0014
c/n: 500-0045
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 11389] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, United States Air Force (USAF), 70-0449, c/n 500-0063, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
C-5A Galaxy
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 70-0449
c/n: 500-0063
 
retired 2012
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11390] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, United States Air Force (USAF), 70-0465, c/n 500-0079, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
C-5A Galaxy
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 70-0465
c/n: 500-0079
 
retired 2012
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11391] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed C-5M Galaxy, United States Air Force (USAF), 87-0040, c/n 500-126, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
C-5M Galaxy
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 87-0040
c/n: 500-126
 
retirement of a C-5M?
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11392] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed C-5M Galaxy, United States Air Force (USAF), 87-0040, c/n 500-126, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
C-5M Galaxy
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 87-0040
c/n: 500-126
 
retirement of a C-5M?
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]