The Plane With 86 World Records: US Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, One of the The Largest Plane in the World

A C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew from Travis Air Force Base claimed 45 aeronautical records in one flight, positioning the U.S. military’s largest airframe as the world’s top aviation record holder with a total of 86 world records

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a heavy military transport aircraft of the USAF developed by the US aircraft manufacturer Lockheed.

The C-5's Bunker shows a total volume of 1200 m3; it is organized in two decks. The upper deck includes a space built for 15 passengers, including a double crew.

The C-5, as the Soviet An-124, has a very high number of landing gear not less than 13 or 28 tires (indeed, the central landing gear has two tires but nosewheel has 4). He needs a length of 2 000 to 2 500 meters to take off when he lands on a length of 700 m. It can carry 363 passengers (73 on the upper aft deck, 290 in the main compartment).

The United States is the only country to have acquired C-5 on behalf of the US Air Force (USAF). 125 aircraft are still in service, they are divided in several squadrons

Thumbnail Credit: Tech. Sgt. Kevin Coulter, Modified by Daily Military Defense & Archive

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