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Primary Function strategic airlift.
Contractor Lockheed-Georgia Co.
Length 247 feet, 10 inches (75.3 meters).
Height At Tail 65 feet, 1 inch (19.8 meters).
Wingspan 222 feet, 9 inches (67.9 meters).
Stabilizer Span 68 feet, 9 inches (20.8 meters).
Cargo Compartment Height 13 feet, 6 inches (4.10 meters); width 19 feet (5.76 meters).
Maximum Takeoff Weight 769,000 pounds (346,500 kilograms).
Maximum Wartime Takeoff Weight 840,000 pounds (378,000 kilograms).
Operating Weight 374,000 lb
Max Payload, 2.5g 216,000 lb
Max Payload, 2.25g 261,000 lb
Load 291,000 pounds (130,950 kilograms) maximum wartime payload.
Power Plant Four General Electric TF39-GE-1C turbofan engines.
Thrust 41,000 pounds (18,450 kilograms), each engine.
Takeoff/Landing Distances 12,200 feet (3,697 meters) takeoff fully loaded;
4,900 feet (1485 meters) land fully loaded.
Total Fuel Capacity 51,154 US gal
Max Payload Range 2,960 NM
Range 5,940 miles (5,165 nautical miles) empty.
Ferry Range 6,985 NM
Speed 541 mph (Mach 0.72)
Design Cruise Speed 489 kt
Long Range Cruise Speed 465 kt
Max Rate of Climb (MGW) 1,610 fpm
Max Operating Altitude 43,500 ft
Ceiling 34,000 feet (10,303 meters) with a 605,000-pound (272,250-kilogram) load.
Accommodations Upper deck seats 73 passengers; forward upper deck seats six, a relief crew of seven, and eight mail or message couriers. The flight deck has work stations for the entire crew. The upper deck's forward and rear compartments have galleys for food preparation and lavatories.
Sensors An automatic trouble-shooting system constantly monitors more than 800 test points in the various subsystems of the C-5. The Malfunction Detection Analysis and Recording System uses a digital computer to identify malfunctions in replaceable units. Failure and trend information is recorded on magnetic tape for analysis by maintenance people.
Unit Cost C-5A, $163.4 million; C-5B, $167.7 million
Crew Six (pilot, co-pilot, two flight engineers, two loadmasters)
Date Deployed December 1969 (for training); June 1970 (operational); December 1984 (to Reserve).
Inventory Active-force, 70; ANG, 11; Reserve, 28.

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