C5

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 L-500 Galaxy
LOCKHEED 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.

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.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
67.90 m
Length (metric)
75.30 m
Height (metric)
19.80 m
Powerplant

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

Engine Model(s)
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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