Lockheed C-5 GALAXY

The history of the C-5 Galaxy begins in 1964, when the need for a strategic transport aircraft became necessary for the USAF. By means of a requirement, the “CX-LHS” program was started for the construction of an aircraft capable of carrying a payload of 80 tons to 4,800 km distance without having to make stops. In April 1965, Boeing, Douglas and Lockheed submitted their proposals and in September Lockheed was chosen to manufacture the new strategic transport jet aircraft for the USAF.

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Country of origin

United States

Builder

Lockheed

Type

Transport aircraft

Entered service

1970

Crew

5

Combat weight

C.5A empty: 169,875 kg – max. takeoff: 379,614 kg
C.5B empty: 169,422 kg – max. takeoff: 379,161 kg
C.5M empty: 172,140 kg – max. takeoff: 416,760 kg

Dimensions (length x wingspan x height)

C.5A: 75.29 x 67.69 x 19.78 meters
C.5B: 75.34 x 67.70 x 19.79 meters
C.5M: 75.01 x 67.71 x 19.78 meters

Wing area

570.4 m2

Power plant

C.5A: 4 x General Electric TF.39C turbofans, 184.50 kN (98,523 hp) thrust each
C.5B: 4 x General Electric TF.39-GE.1C turbofans, 191.20 kN (102,100 hp) thrust each
C.5M: 4 x General Electric CF.6.80C2 turbofans, 230 kN (122,820 hp) thrust each

Power, (total)

C.5A: 738 kN (394,092 hp) – C.5B: 764.8 kN (408,400 hp) – C.5M: 920 kN (491,280 hp)

Speed

C.5A: max. 942 km/h – cruise 854 km/h
C.5B: max. 919 km/h – cruise 833 km/h
C.5M: max. 877 km/h – cruise 858 km/h

Climb rate

C.5B: 525 meters per minute – C.5M: 660 meters per minute

Ceiling, (maximum)

C.5A: 10,868 meters – C.5B: 10,895 meters – C.5M: 12,464 meters

Range

C.5A / B at full load: 5,666 km – C.5M at full load: 4,367 km

Load capacity

C.5A / B: 118,233 kg – C.5M: 127,293 kg

Production

Total 131: C.5A: 81 – C.5B: 50 – C.5C: 2 (converted from C.5A) – C.5M: 52 (converted from C.5B / C)