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Aircraft Description

The Galaxy is one of the world's largest aircraft. It is almost as long as a football field and
as high as a six-story building and has a cargo compartment about the size of an eight-lane
bowling alley. The C-5 is the only aircraft that can transport any of the Army's combat
equipment, including the 74-ton (66,600-kilogram) mobile scissors bridge, tanks and helicopters.

Cruise Speed 0.85 Mach 565 mph 910 km
Engine options Pratt & Whitney PW4062 Rolls-Royce RB211-524H General Electric CF6-80C2B5F
Maximum Range 7,325 nm 13,570 km
Maximum Certified Operating Altitude 45,100 ft 13,747 m
Fuel Capacity 57,285 gal 216,840 L
Basic Operating Weight 403,486 lb 182,020 kg
Length 231 ft, 10 in 70.6 m
Wingspan 211 ft, 5 in 64.4 m
Height 63 ft, 8 in 19.4 m
Seating Typical 3-class configuration - 416 Typical 2-class configuration - 524

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