• C-5 Galaxy

    First flown in 1968, the C-5 Galaxy is a true giant! Until the introduction of the Soviet Antonov An-124, it was the largest aircraft in the world. The huge shoulder-wing aircraft is a heavy, military wide-body transporter for strategic use.
    With a maximum range of almost 13,000 kilometres, the airborne refuelled machine can be used globally and can carry a payload of 130 tonnes. The transport of battle tanks or helicopters over intercontinental distances is their main task. Since a successor model is not yet in development, the giant is to remain in service until 2040.
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