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    Ever wonder why the C-5 is nicknamed FRED? Read this!

    We’re talkin’ about the Galaxy – the C-5 transport plane, not the Ford MPV (multiple people vehicle). The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is the largest transport plane of the United States Air Force. It’s larger than the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter and can carry almost twice the load of a C-17 Globemaster. The C-5 has been in operation since […]

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    Air Force testing drag reduction to improve fuel economy

    Program is focusing on C-17 and other heavy movers in the fleet that account for the largest percentage of fuel consumption. The old saying was “an Army travels on its stomach.” The meaning, from back when soldiers traveled by foot, was that an armed force needs food. The United States Air Force travels on its […]

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    The C-5 Always Breaks Down

    The C-5 is an amazing plane.  It can carry almost anything.  With 36 pallet positions and the ability to carry oversized and outsized cargo like tanks and satellites, it is a beast of an airplane.  That is when it works.  The C-5 is also known for always breaking down quite frequently.  The C-5M modernization program […]

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    “Sail” on a Giant C-5

    Sure the song may be trite by now, but getting a virtual ride and behind the scenes look in a giant C-5 isn’t.  The C-5 is a very capable plane that can carry 36 pallets and many, many different kinds of outsized and oversized cargo including tanks and helicopters.  Although the older C-5s suffer from […]

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    Squealing C-5 Turbofans Never Sounded So Good!

    The Jumbo C-5 Galaxy’s engine has a unique whine that is quickly disappearing from the skies. There is no sound like the C-5.  The monstrous TF-39s are first generation turbofans that are ear piercing loud. The TF-39s paved the way for a new era of jumbo jet aircraft.  The squeal of the engines is as unique […]