Lockheed Martin Delivers 9th And Final Upgraded C-5M Airlifter To USAF For 2015
01:41 PM, December 16, 2015
C-5 Super Galaxy Airlifter
Lockheed Martin delivered the ninth and final C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft to the US Air Force, completing their order for 2015.
This is the 32nd C-5 that has been upgraded and delivered by Lockheed Martin to the USAF.
The C-5 is a military transport aircraft, with the C-5M Super Galaxy designed to improve upon its predecessor's transport capabilities, featuring a 20 percent increase in payload capacity.
The C-5M can carry a payload of 129,274kg, equivalent to six mine resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAPs) or up to five helicopters. It can haul twice as much cargo as any other airlifter.
The final aircraft to complete the Air Force's order for 2015 was ferried from a Lockheed Martin facility to the Stewart Air National Guard Base in New York, where it is scheduled for internal paint restoration.
The C-5M Super Galaxy is the largest airlifter in the US Air Force's inventory. It is capable of carrying 36 standard pallets and 81 troops at a time. Additional features include five sets of landing gear.
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