LOCKHEED C-5 Galaxy

Aircraft
Name: 
C-5 Galaxy
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Wide
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
High wing
Tail: 
Regular tail (Anhedral)
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code: 
L4J
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
(Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
LOCKHEED C-5 Galaxy
LOCKHEED Galaxy
LOCKHEED L-500 Galaxy

C5

Heavylift strategic freighter. In service since 1969. Exists in several versions:

  • C5A,
  • 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.
  • New proposed version C-5M will have a digital cockpit, commercial turbofan engines and improved systems.

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.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
67.90 m
Length: 
75.30 m
Height: 
19.80 m
Powerplant: 

C5: 4 x 191.3 kN GE TF39-GE-1C turbofans.

Engine Model: 
General Electric CF6, General Electric TF39
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
125 kts
Distance: 
2500 m
MTOW: 
348820 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
155 kts
ROC: 
1500 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
300 kts
ROC: 
1300
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
300 kts
ROC: 
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
0.74
ROC: 
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS: 
430 kts
MACH: 
0.77
Ceiling: 
330
Range: 
6300 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
0.77
ROD: 
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
300 kts
ROD: 
3000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
250 kts
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
1000 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
135 kts
Distance: 
1500 m

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