C-5M Super Galaxy

  The New York Air Show will feature a C-5M Super Galaxy on ground display inside the 70 acre event site. Spectators will be able to walk though the aircraft!   The C-5M Super Galaxy is a the largest transport aircraft in the U.S. military and one of the largest in the world. The C-5M... View Article


 

The New York Air Show will feature a C-5M Super Galaxy on ground display inside the 70 acre event site. Spectators will be able to walk though the aircraft!

 

The C-5M Super Galaxy is a the largest transport aircraft in the U.S. military and one of the largest in the world. The C-5M is a modernized version of the legacy C-5 and is operated by the U.S. Air Force. There are 52 C-5Ms in the fleet that are stationed at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware; Travis AFB, California; Lackland AFB, Texas; and Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts.

 

The C-5M Super Galaxy is equipped with five sets of landing gear with 28 wheels in all. It can carry oversized cargo over intercontinental ranges and can take off and land on relatively short runways. Both the nose and aft doors open, allowing ground crews to simultaneously load and off-load cargo from both ends, reducing cargo transfer times. The full-width drive-on ramps at each end enable double rows of vehicles to be transported.

 

The C-5M can carry a total cargo load of 281,001 pounds or 140 tons. It can fly 2,150 nautical miles, offload, and fly to a second base 500 nautical miles away from the original destination — all without aerial refueling. With aerial refueling, the aircraft’s range is limited only by crew endurance.

 

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  1. Tom says:

    I read a separate article claiming that the C-5M are upgraded C-5a’s. Any truth to that? Also, will these new planes be kept at Stewart?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Tom, the C-5M and other static displays are just at NY Stewart International for the air show, so they won’t be on permanent display. I believe (though I’ll check with our ops team) that all of the C-5Ms were upgraded by Lockheed Martin in the 90s and early 2000s from the C-5A, C-5B and C-5C lines, but only one was a C-5A (see this article from Business Insider for more info). If you haven’t had a chance to walk up to one up close, definitely make sure you do it while you are at our show!

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