Lockheed C-5A Galaxy : The Largest Military Transport Aircraft In Pictures

A C-5 taking off from Robins AFB

Lockheed C-5A Galaxy : The Largest Military Transport Aircraft In Pictures Built to offer the United States Air Force with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability. Moreover, one that can carry outsized and oversized loads.

The fourth C-5A Galaxy 66-8306 in the 1980s European One color scheme
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy loading on a wet ramp in Bush Field, Georgia
JCB HMEE backhoe loader stowed inside a C-5. The C-5 loadmasters ensure cargo is secured and balanced before takeoff.
Instrument panel of a C-5A

She was first introduced in June of 1970 to assist in the Vietnam War.

With its tremendous payload capability, the gigantic C-5 Galaxy, an outsized-cargo transport, provides the Air Mobility Command intertheater airlift in support of United States national defense. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world. It can carry outsized cargo intercontinental ranges and can take off or land in relatively short distances. Ground crews can load and off load the C-5 simultaneously at the front and rear cargo openings since the nose and aft doors open the full width and height of the cargo compartment. It can also “kneel down” to facilitate loading directly from truck bed levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brett Snow)
People in line to enter the 445th Airlift Wing’s first C-5A Galaxy in 2005
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (April 29, 2019) KC-46 out of EDW makes first-ever contact with C-5 Galaxy out of Travis Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner)
C-5A after crash landing at Shemya AFBAlaska, July 1983
Emergency responders at the scene of a C-5B crash at Dover AFBDelaware, April 2006
A Galaxy undergoing the AMP and RERP upgrades, to become a C-5M
Personnel unload cargo from a C-5 Galaxy at Pegasus Field, an ice runway near McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in 1989
The flight deck from the C-5B crash at Dover AFB in April 2006 being loaded into another C-5

Lockheed C-5A Galaxy : The Largest Military Transport Aircraft In Pictures