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Bravo Two Zero 
Andy McNab
Hornets over Kuwait 
Jay A. Stout
It Doesn't Take a Hero 
H. Norman, General Schwarzkopf
Storm over Iraq :
Air Power and the Gulf War

Richard P. Hallion
Into the Storm : A Study in Command 
Tom Clancy,
Frederick M. Franks
Crusade : The Untold
Story of the Persian
Gulf War
Rick Atkinson
Strike Eagle : Flying the
F-15E in the Gulf War
William Smallwood
The Generals' War : The
Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf 
Michael R. Gordon,
Bernard E., General Trainor
Every Man a Tiger 
Tom Clancy,
Frederick M. Franks

C-5 Galaxy

222 feet, 8 inches.
247 feet, 9 inches.
65 feet, 1 inch.
837,00 lbs maximum.
506 mph.
3,434 miles with full load (worldwide when refueled)
Four 43,00 lbs thrust GE TF39-GE-1C Turbofan engines
Air Force

*The C-5 Galaxy was, until a Soviet aircraft based on the C-5 design, the largest aircraft in the world. It is capable of carrying 300 troops and has poured millions of tons of equipment into Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Iraqi Counterpart--No Comparable Aircraft

Actions in Desert Storm--

The C-5 was a major factor in the success of the initial military airlift portion of Operation Desert Shield. With it enormous carrying capacity, the C-5's were used to bring in everything from helicopters to toothbrushes to supply the forces defending Saudi Arabia. The landing of C-5's and C-141's every ten minutes in Saudi Arabia certainly sent a message to Saddam Hussein that the United States was in this operation on a large scale. With Congress debating whether or not to purchase a new transport aircraft, the C-17, or produce a number of new C-5's, the C-5 should have some advantage now that it has demonstrated combat capability.

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