- 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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