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Transcript of C-5 Galaxy
The C-5 galaxy was designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin in 1968
Length 247.8 ft /
Height 65.1 ft /
Normal cruise speed Mach 0.77
Wingspan 222.8 ft /
Fuel capacity 332,500 lb / 150,819 kg
Operating weight 400,000 lb / 181,437 kg
C-5M engine Four GE CF-80C2 turbofans, each with 50,580 lb of thrust
Max takeoff weight (2.2 g) 840,000 lb / 381,018 kg
Max payload (2.0 g) 285,000 lb / 129,274 kg
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This aircraft was not created by one
specific architect, however, it was invented by the McDonnell Douglas Company. The man who headed this project was Lew Allen Jr.
This plane is the second largest aircraft in the world. It is mainly used to transport other large vehicles across long distances. These vehicles include eight-teen wheelers, other smaller planes, and helicopters.
Four Principles of Flight:
Lift is produced by a lower pressure created on the upper surface of an airplane's wings compared to the pressure on the wing's lower surfaces,causing the wing to be lifted upward.
The C-5 Galaxy has very large wings, causing it to have more lift than most planes.
Weight acts vertically downward from the center of gravity of the airplane. The C-5 Galaxy has a lot of weight. It weighs about 400,000 pounds.
Thrust is the force that moves the airplane
forward. The C-5 Galaxy uses four high powered
turbo fans to produce over 43,000 pounds of thrust.
Drag is the friction produced between the air and the aircraft, often referred to as air resistance. The large body of the C-5 produces a lot of drag so the plane needs produce massive amounts of thrust to counteract this force.
Purpose of the C-5 galaxy
The C-5 galaxy was designed to carry large payloads across the globe in a short period of time. In 2008 Galaxies were used to help the relief effort of hurricane Katrina
The galaxy was designed during the Vietnam war, and was a vital asset during the war. later it was again used in Desert Storm, and in operation Enduring Freedom.