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C5
Name C-5 Galaxy
Manufacturer LOCKHEED
Body Wide
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail (Anhedral)
WTC Heavy
APC C
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 5


Manufacturered as:

LOCKHEED C-5 Galaxy
LOCKHEED L-500 Galaxy
LOCKHEED Galaxy


LOCKHEED C-5 Galaxy

LOCKHEED C-5 Galaxy LOCKHEED C-5 Galaxy 3D

Description

Heavylift strategic freighter. In service since 1969. Exists in several versions:

  • C5A,
  • C5B as modernized version and
  • C5C as a special cargo version.
  • C-5D with modern two crew flightdeck and new engines is suggested for the future.
  • New proposed version C-5M will have a digital cockpit, commercial turbofan engines and improved systems.

MTOW peacetime: 348,820kg769,016.462 lbs
348.82 tonnes
, MTOW Wartime: 381,024kg840,014.129 lbs
381.024 tonnes
The C5 has unlimited endurance with in-flight refuelling, The only limiting factor is the crew endurance. Without in-flight refuelling, the C5 has a range of 2200 Nm with 122,500kg270,066.271 lbs
122.5 tonnes
Cargo and 6300 Nm empty.

Technical Data

Wing span 67.9 m222.769 ft
Length 75.3 m247.047 ft
Height 19.8 m64.961 ft
Powerplant C5: 4 x 191.3 kN GE TF39-GE-1C turbofans.

C5M: 4 x 223.5 kN GE CF6-80C2 turbofans.

Engine model General Electric CF6, General Electric TF39

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 125 kts IAS 155 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.74 TAS 430 kts MACH 0.77 IAS 300 kts IAS 250 kts Vapp (IAS) 135 kts
Distance 2500 m ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1300 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.77 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 3000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 1500 m
MTOW 348820348,820 kg
348.82 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL330 ROD 1000 ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 63006,300 nm
11,667,600 m
11,667.6 km
38,279,527.587 ft
NM


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C5

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