Heavylift strategic freighter. In service since 1969. Exists in several versions:
C5B as modernized version and
C5C as a special cargo version.
C-5D with modern two crew flightdeck and new engines is suggested for the future.
MTOW peacetime: 348,820kg, MTOW Wartime: 381,024kg The C5 has unlimited endurance with in-flight refuelling, The only limiting factor is the crew endurance. Without in-flight refuelling, the C5 has a range of 2200 Nm with 122,500kg Cargo and 6300 Nm empty.
The C-5 Galaxy was replaced by its upgraded version, the C-5 Super Galaxy, which featured a digital cockpit, commercial turbofan engines and improved systems. Also, the ICAO designator C5 was removed from ICAO Doc 8643 and a new one, C5M was added.
Wing span (metric)
C5: 4 x 191.3 kN GE TF39-GE-1C turbofans.
General Electric CF6
General Electric TF39
Indicative Performance Data
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb (to FL150)
Initial Climb (to FL240)
Initial Descent (to FL240)
Descent (to FL100)
Descent (FL100 & below)
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