4. C-5 GALAXY Heavy Logistics Turbofan
Worlds largest plane, the 728,000 lb. U.S. Air Force 0-5 Galaxy
produced by Lockheed-Georgia Company carried 10,800 tons of
supplies in 145 missions an average one way distance of 6,450
miles during 1973 Israeli airlift. First flight June 1968. Last
and 81st delivery May 1973. It regularly covers Military Airlift
Command Atlantic and Pacific routes, including nonstop flights
from Dover AFB, Del., to the Philippines using of light
refueling. Four General Electric turbofan engines, 41,000 lbs.
of thrust each, permit cruise speeds of 500 m.p.h. Payloads
range to 110 tons, including all equipment of an Army field
division and associated personnel. Cargo compartment, with
integral ramps at both ends, 19 ft. wide, 13½ ft. high, 121 ft.
long. Length 248 ft., wing span 223 ft.