Lockheed C-5A Galaxy

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Lockheed Galaxy

The only operator of the Lockheed C-5A Galaxy is Transport Command of the US Air Force. (Photo: Lockheed)


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Lockheed C-5A
Galaxy

The Lockheed C-5A Galaxy heavy transport aircraft is one of the biggest aircraft in the world. The first flight took place on 30 June 1968. Original C-5As had to be re-winged during the 1980s after cracks were found. The last of 50 improved C-5Bs was delivered in 1989, when production ceased after a total of 131 aircraft was built. Two modified aircraft, C-5Cs, are flown on behalf of NASA for the transport of satellites. All remaining C-5s are being modernised with new avionics.



Lockheed C-5A Galaxy

The landing of a huge Lockheed C-5A Galaxy is an impressive sight. (Photo: Lockheed)