The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift plane that is used by the U.S. Air Force. Its predecessors are the Lockheed C-141 Stairlifter and the Boeing C-Globemaster III.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
United States
1970 to: Present
US$167.7 million
Honeywell Defense Avionics Systems
4 × General Electric TF39
43,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
503 knots
932 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
2,400 Nautical Miles
4,445 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.05 nautical mile / gallon
0.024 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
34,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
12 feet / minute
0.06metre / second
Take Off Distance:
2560 metre - 8,398.85 feet
Landing Distance:
1097 metre - 3,599.04 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
1,851,852 Kg
4,082,593 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
122,472 Kg
270,002 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
51,150 gallon
193,623 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
8 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
Cabin Width:
6 metre - 19.68 feet
Cabin Length:
37 metre - 121.39 feet
Exterior Length:
75.3 metre - 247.04 feet
Tail height:
Fuselage Diameter:
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
67.89 metre - 222.73 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

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When it comes to the largest military planes, the C-5 Galaxy is right up there with the other large planes. It also has variants that include C-5M Super Galaxy and the C-5 Shuttle Carrier, among others.

Accommodating a crew of seven and an empty weight of 380,000 pounds, the plane is more than 247 feet long and 65 feet high and its wingspan is over 222 feet.

It has a maximum takeoff weight of 920,000 pounds and comes with four General Electric CF6-80C2 high-bypass turbofan engines. It also has a cruise speed of 518 mph, or MACH 0.77.

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