With a wingspan of 100 meters, a length of almost 136 meters, the height of the tail section of 30 meters, the C-5 Galaxy manufactured by Lockheed Martin is the largest military transport aircraft of the US Air Force.
The cargo bay has a length of 55 meters and a width of 9 meters. The C-5 is a flying warehouse that can transport a military unit ready for battle or deliver the necessary supplies to anywhere in the world.
Before giving some interesting facts, it is worth starting with his nickname “FRED”. What does it mean? “F-cking Ridiculous Economic Disaster” (fucking ridiculous collapse of the economy), because if the C-5 crash happens, it can cause a real FRED
From 1968, day and night, the C-5 carries heavy loads. Consequently, it is nearing its fiftieth anniversary.
The updated C-5M Super Galaxy models have now received new, more powerful engines, and the modernization continues through the installation of digital components. So, even years and years will fly. In this post, only a few examples of the cargo that Galaxy aircraft are transporting around the world.
There are several facts (mixed with several hypothetical scenarios) about this gigantic workhorse:
When the Wright brothers made their first historical flight, he could not even think that their device would fly a distance less than half the length of the S-5 cargo compartment.
The C-5 transporter has a tonnage of 142. What does it matter if you take the civil modes of transport?
-100 Volkswagen Zhukov
-6 buses Greyhound
If you wanted to play bowling on a C-5 plane, this would not cause problems, since it can hold eight bowling lanes.
To understand all the fasteners of the huge C-5 aircraft is difficult.
- 411900 is located on the wings
- 64900 in tail unit
- 1182000 on the fuselage (the main body of the aircraft With 5)
A total of 1 654 800 fasteners.
Unloading attack aircraft A-10 Thunderbolt.
The capacity of fuel tanks 185 tons, which is equal to the volume of 6,5 rail tankers.
One, two ... answer 28 wheels.
And how much does all this wheel weigh?
Each wheel weighs 1900 kg.
If someone needs it, he can carry only some 26 million ping-pong balls.
China, are you jealous? Joke…
Only an engine with a diameter greater than 3 meters.
If Christopher Columbus had taken the whole 90 team from all his three ships to America, they could easily have been placed on the Galaxy's upper deck ... and could play football in the aircraft’s cargo compartment.
Unloading from the C-5 Galaxy a 37-meter boat for the American fleet at the naval base of Coronado.
Unloading the helicopter AN-64 Apache.
The F-16 fighters are waiting for the Rex Tyrannosaurus to cross the intersection.
As for electrical engineering and wiring, you may be interested to know that there are more than 8 kilometers of control cables in this aircraft.
If you start to compare the size, then the military transport C-130 Hercules (photo above and below) is also huge. The C-130F / H / J variants have a 44 meter length, a wingspan of 60 meters and can accept a 92 fully equipped fighter.
The following photo shows how the fuselage of the C-130 aircraft Hercules enters inside the giant Galaxy.
The total mass of the Galaxy wings alone is over 36 tons, which is equivalent to the C-130 Hercules mass (minus the mass of its engines).
The F-18 Hornet fighter enters.
You need a lot of rubber to make this big guy land. As mentioned earlier, in total it has 28 wheels. Rack with four wheels in front and 24 wheels in the fuselage under the wings, 4 block on six wheels.
The front chassis can turn 90 degrees during taxiing and 20 degrees during takeoff and landing.
In addition to the transfer of weapons, these aircraft also deliver thousands of tons of assistance to those who need it. Only at one time this giant is able to deliver 3934 bushels of wheat to those who do not know when the next opportunity to eat will be presented.
Download a multi-purpose transport helicopter CH-53 Super Stallion.
If you need to deliver to the battlefield and make good noise with the good old a tank M1A1 Abrams, the Galaxy will deliver two at a time.
At the top of the AC-130 Hercules Specter (also known as "Spooks"), firing false heat targets. Below C-5 Galaxy, shooting false thermal targets.
The volume of fuel tanks of the C-5 military transport aircraft is equal to the volume of the average five-room house.
If you have a headache, he will deliver 328 301 674 aspirin tablets
The first flight of the C-5 took place in the 1968 year. It's funny to see him in his old camouflage coloring in the company of the attack helicopters AN-1 Cobra and the UHl-1 Huey light-duty passenger helicopter.
Hello, Thunderbolt II!
Goodbye CH-47 Chinook!
FRED has happened, but C-5 is not worried. Loading the crashed Galaxy aircraft into another C-5.
The M109 self-propelled howitzer rides right on you.
But the last important question is, how many cans of beer can it hold?
Box weight with 24 bottles around 17 kg.
That is, you can pack about 7475 boxes in it.
In Afghanistan alone, more than 120 thousand tons of various cargoes and armored vehicles were loaded onto C-5 Galaxy military transport aircraft.