Air International 1984-02
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??? - The Giants of Georgia
An impression of the size of the Galaxy is given here as a C-5A takes on fuel from a Boeing KC-135A tanker. Even the larger KC-10A tanker now in service is dwarfed by the Lockheed transport.
10 сентября 1985г.: первый полет C-5B Galaxy на авиабазе Доббинс, построенного по срочному требованию ВВС США на самолет с дополнительными грузовыми возможностями.
A C-5A takes off. High lift devices on the trailing and leading edges - Fowler flaps and slats - give the Galaxy a respectable field performance despite its weight, which can now go as high as 840.000 lb (381025 kg) for take-off.
The C-5A Galaxy in its Europe 1 finish in the air over San Francisco
A C-5A keeps company with its smaller predecessor from the Lockheed-Georgia plant at Marietta, the C-141B Starlifter both in the Europe I camouflage now being progressively adopted.
The C-5A Galaxy in its Europe 1 finish demonstrating the ability to traverse rough terrain. The nose and main gear legs all have a "kneeling" facility to bring the main cabin floor level to truck-bed height.
Helping to give the C-5 a rough-field capability, despite its size and weight, is the 28-wheel undercarriage - four nosewheels in line-abreast and four mainwheel bogies, each of which comprises three pairs of wheels in a triangular arrangement.
An impression of the size of the Galaxy is given here as a C-5A takes on fuel from a Boeing KC-135A tanker. Even the larger KC-10A tanker now in service is dwarfed by the Lockheed transport.
Only the serial number - 68-0214 - identifies this Galaxy as the test aircraft for the new wing, with which it flew for the first time on 14 August 1980. It has subsequently re-entered service with Military Airlift Command, after flying more than 1,400 hrs in an Operational Test and Evaluation phase.
Re-winged C-5As emerge from the Marietta plant with only the new wing torsion box painted in Europe 1 finish, the whole of the aircraft being repainted later by the Air Force.
One of the first Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transports to receive the Europe 1 finish displays the all-over three-tone camouflage that will also be worn by the new-production C-5Bs.
Stage in the programme to re-wing the entire C-5A fleet are shown here. With outer and inner wing panels literally sawn off, a C-5A fuselage ("cigar") is moved into Building L-10, where the centre section will he removed before installation of the new wing components begins.
Stage in the programme to re-wing the entire C-5A fleet are shown here. The view inside L-10 with three “cigars" in the background for centre section removal and replacement and a fourth C-5A in the fore­ground with new wing mated and leading and trailing-edge "feathers’' being refitted.
Lockheed C-5B Galaxy
A C-5A keeps company with its smaller predecessor from the Lockheed-Georgia plant at Marietta, the C-141B Starlifter both in the Europe I camouflage now being progressively adopted.