LOCKHEED C-5 GALAXY

C-5 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, California, USA
(In 1977, became Lockheed Corp.)
Model: Model 500
Designation: C-5
Names: Galaxy; Super Galaxy
First official flight: (C-5A) 30/06/1968
Factory production period: 1966 - 1973 (C-5A)
1984 - 1989 (C-5B)
Primary service period: 1970 - present
Last official flight: Still in service

C-5 VARIANTS AND PRODUCTION

C-5A
1968, strategic transport, double-deck, T-tail,
forward / rear loading, 4 turbo-fan engines.
Most later upgraded to C-5B standard.
Produced 1966 - 1973

Lockheed Marietta, Georgia (LM)

66-8303 / 66-8307 500-0001 / 0005  
67-0167 / 67-0174 500-0006 / 0013  
68-0211 / 68-0228 500-0014 / 0031  
69-0001 / 69-0027 500-0032 / 0058  
70-0445 / 70-0467 500-0059 / 0081

Total: 081

48 additional airframes cancelled.


C-5A-LM, s/n: 69-0026, on a passing visit South.
Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001.

C-5B
1985, as C-5A, higher payload / range, engine
upgrade, new equipment and avionics. Originally
proposed in 1981 as the C-5N.
Produced 1984 - 1989

Lockheed Marietta, Georgia (LM)

83-1285 500-0082  
84-0059 / 84-0062 500-0083 / 0086  
85-0001 / 85-0010 500-0087 / 0096  
86-0011 / 86-0026 500-0097 / 0112  
87-0027 / 87-0045 500-0113 / 0131

Total: 050

Model L-500-114MF - 1969 proposal for commercial freighter, cancelled.

Grand Total: 131


C-5A-LM, s/n: 70-0459, has a max take-off weight of about 380,000kgs.
Christchurch, New Zealand, 2003.

C-5 CONVERSIONS

USAF

C-5C

2

C-5A(68-0213, 68-0216), 1988-present, designated as SCM (Space Container Mod.)
for the transport of extra large cargo. New s/n: 00-0503, 00-0504.
C-5D

-

1994, proposed engine / cockpit upgrade, cancelled.
C-5AMP

1

C-5B(85-0004), 2002, prototype to Avionics Modernization Program (AMP).
C-5M 112* Super Galaxy
C-5A/B/C, 2006-present, life-extension program with avionics upgrade (AMP)
and Reliability Enhancement and Re-engine Program (RERP) with engine
upgrade, various other improvements.
* Includes yet to be converted airframes.

Re-wing Program
 1982 - 1987, 77 C-5A's upgraded with a re-designed wing built from
 a new aluminium alloy to prevent fatigue. New wing torsion boxes
 also included.

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